A Long Long Way

by Sebastian Barry

Historical fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of A Long Long Way

Selected for the Man Booker 2005 Shortlist. A beautifully written 'coming of age' novel exploring the profound effects WW1 had on the young men caught up in this traumatic event.  Download an extract and make up your own mind.

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A Long Long Way Synopsis

One of the most vivid and realised characters of recent fiction, Willie Dunne is the innocent hero of Sebastian Barry's highly acclaimed novel. Leaving Dublin to fight for the Allied cause as a member of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, he finds himself caught between the war playing out on foreign fields and that festering at home, waiting to erupt with the Easter Rising. Profoundly moving, intimate and epic, A Long Long Way charts and evokes a terrible coming of age, one too often written out of history.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780571218011
Publication date: 6th April 2006
Author: Sebastian Barry
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Primary Genre Historical fiction
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ISBN: 9780571218011
Publication date: 06/04/2006
Format: Paperback

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About Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. His plays include The Steward of Christendom and The Pride of Parnell Street and his novels include The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, Annie Dunne, A Long Long Way and The Secret Scripture. A Long Long Way was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Dublin International Impac Prize, and was the Dublin: One City One Book for 2007. The Secret Scripture won the Costa Book of the Year award, the Irish Book Awards Best Novel, the Independent Booksellers Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker ...

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