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This is an auction for STAR OF THE SEA by Joseph O'Connor.

“O'Connor's luscious book brews the suspense of a thriller with the scope and passion of a Victorian novel--seasoned in authentic historical detail and served up in language that is equal parts lyrical and gritty. A voyage from Ireland to New York in 1847 brings together people whose lives--past and present--twist around each other in ways that threaten to strangle. While some have more personal reasons for making the crossing, they're also emigrating from a country scorched by famine, oppression, and the violence erupting from a desperate underclass. The author loads the ship with compelling characters, and the most intriguing is the vengeful and cunningly manipulative Pius Mulvey. In this passage, he kills a prison guard who had abused him: "He sank to his hunkers, said an Act of Contrition in his dying rapist's ear and bashed in what was left of his face with the rock." Mulvey deserves a place among the classic villains of literature, just as his creator, a Dublin-based novelist, is earning his spot in the ranks of great Irish storytellers.”
- Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Paperback 2003.

405 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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