A Long Long Way
By (author) Sebastian Barry
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Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
Book DescriptionPraised as a master storyteller (The Wall Street Journal) and hailed for his flawless use of language (Boston Herald), Irish author and playwright Sebastian Barry has created a powerful new novel about divided loyalties and the realities of war.In 1914, Willie Dunne, barely eighteen years old, leaves behind Dublin, his family, and the girl he plans to marry in order to enlist in the Allied forces and face the Germans on the Western Front. Once there, he encounters a horror of violence and gore he could not have imagined and sustains his spirit with only the words on the pages from home and the camaraderie of the mud-covered Irish boys who fight and die by his side. Dimly aware of the political tensions that have grown in Ireland in his absence, Willie returns on leave to find a world split and ravaged by forces closer to home. Despite the comfort he finds with his family, he knows he must rejoin his regiment and fight until the end. With grace and power, Sebastian Barry vividly renders Willie s personal struggle as well as the overwhelming consequences of war."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143035091
Paperback / softback
(200mm x 132mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Long Long Way, Paperback (March 2016)
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Author Biography - Sebastian Barry
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.
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