A Long Long Way

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Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Penguin Group
Publish Date
Pages
292
Dimensions
5.18 X 7.86 X 0.59 inches | 0.46 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143035091

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About the Author

Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. His plays include Boss Grady's Boys (1988), The Steward of Christendom (1995), Our Lady of Sligo (1998), The Pride of Parnell Street (2007), and Dallas Sweetman (2008). Among his novels are The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty (1998), Annie Dunne (2002) and A Long Long Way (2005), the latter shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His poetry includes The Water-Colourist (1982), Fanny Hawke Goes to the Mainland Forever (1989) and The Pinkening Boy (2005). His awards include the Irish-America Fund Literary Award, The Christopher Ewart-Biggs Prize, the London Critics Circle Award, The Kerry Group Irish Fiction Prize, and Costa Awards for Best Novel and Book of the Year. He lives in Wicklow with his wife Ali, and three children, Merlin, Coral, and Tobias.

Reviews

"A deeply moving story of courage and fidelity."--J.M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize-winning author of Disgrace

"A modern masterpiece."--The Boston Globe

"Barry succeeds admirably in creating complex individuals who find themselves trapped in a brutal reality."--Los Angeles Times

"Wrenching...[Barry marches] bravely into the darkest, most dangerous terrain of human nature."--The Christian Science Monitor

"Nobody writers better about the trenches of the First World War than Sebastian Barry. In brutally effective prose he lays bare and celebrates the heroism of the young men whose livers were lost on the killing fields of France. His great gift is that he makes you feel he is reporting events that he's witnessed first hand."--Peter Sheridan, author of Everything Inch of Her

"This is Sebastian Barry's song of innocence and experience, composed with poetic grace and an eye, both unflinching and tender, for savage detail and moments of pure beauty. It is also an astonishing display of Barry's gift for creative a memorable character, whom he has written, indelibly, back into a history which continues to haunt us."--Colm TΓ³ibΓ­n

"Lyrical...Willie Dunne's voice, like his dilemmas, has the resonance of authenticity."--Hew Starchan, author of The First World War

"A Long Long Way is one of those novels that, as you turn it over in your mind, may just stay with you a long, long time."--The Denver Post
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