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Death And Nightingales

by Eugene McCabe

Death And Nightingales Synopsis

SOON TO BE A MAJOR BBC TV DRAMA SERIES WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY COLM TOIBIN `A truly astonishing novel - it goes straight to the heart' Hilary Mantel 'A miracle of a novel which combines prose of bleak, unadorned beauty with a plot that keeps you up all night wondering how it will end... a masterpiece' Colm Toibin It is 1883 and against the fearsome, unforgiving beauty of the Fermanagh landscape, the fate of Beth Winters unfolds. Beth is determined to decide her own destiny but charmed by the roguish Liam Ward she seems doomed to repeat the tragic mistakes of her family's past. Through the events of her twenty-fifth birthday, decades of pain and betrayal build to a devastating, deadly climax.

Death And Nightingales Press Reviews

A deeply moving, powerful, and unforgettable book -- Michael Ondaatje A truly astonishing novel - it goes straight to the heart * Hilary Mantel * A miracle of a novel which combines prose of bleak, unadorned beauty with a plot that keeps you up all night wondering how it will end... Clearly one of the masterpieces of the century -- Colm Toibin A novel of breadth, power and passion... From its poisonous and dramatic opening to its engrossing ending this novel will hold you in thrall throughout -- Bernard MacLaverty I believe Death and Nightingales is the finest novel by the greatest living Irish prose writer -- Alan Warner Crisp, taut and unsentimental...this tragic tale of gold, prejudice, terrorism, emigration, love and oppression remains an impressive and moving achievement * Observer * Death and Nightingales should put Eugene McCabe in the first rank of contemporary Irish novelists -- John Banville

Book Information

ISBN: 9780749398682
Publication date: 10th June 1993
Author: Eugene McCabe
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Eugene McCabe

Eugene McCabe was born in Glasgow in 1930. His novel Death and Nightingales was published in 1992 to high praise. He has published five collections of short stories, one non-fiction book and a novella. He is also a successful playwright. Eugene McCabe lives in County Monaghan.

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