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On Canaan's Side
Author: Sebastian Barry

ISBN: 9780571226542
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1 May 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 1.1
Description:
From the bestselling Costa Prize-winning author of The Secret Scripture a heartbreaking novel spanning a lifetime.

'As they used to say in Ireland, the devil only comes into good things.'

Narrated by Lilly Bere, On Canaan's Side opens as she mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. The story then goes back to the moment she was forced to flee Dublin, at the end of the First World War, and follows her life through into the new world of America, a world filled with both hope and danger. At once epic and intimate, Lilly's narrative unfurls as she tries to make sense of the sorrows and troubles of her life and of the people whose lives she has touched.

Spanning nearly seven decades, it is a novel of memory, war, family-ties and love, which once again displays Sebastian Barry's exquisite prose and gift for storytelling.

About the Author

Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. His novels include The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty (1998), Annie Dunne (2002), A...

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