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Format: Paperback
Subject 2: Irish Publication Year: 20080000
Author: Joseph O'Connor P/B Language: English
Series: Historic Fiction P/B Subject: Literary Fiction

Redemption Falls
Joseph O'Connor

1865. The American Civil War is ending. Eighteen years after the famine ship Star of the Sea docked at New York, the daughter of two of her passengers sets out from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on a walk across a devastated America. Eliza Duane Mooney is searching for a young boy she has not seen in four years, one of the hundred thousand children drawn into the war. His fate has been mysterious and will prove extraordinary.

It’s a walk that will have consequences for many seemingly unconnected survivors: a love-struck cartographer, a haunted Latina poetess, rebel guerrilla Cole McLaurenson, runaway slave Elizabeth Longstreet and the mercurial revolutionary James Con O’Keeffe, who commanded a brigade of Irish immigrants in the Union Army and is now Governor of a western wilderness where nothing is as it seems.

Redemption Falls is a tale of war and forgiveness, of strangers in a strange land, of love put to the ultimate test. Packed with music, balladry, poetry and storytelling, this is a riveting historical novel of urgent contemporary resonance, from the author of the internationally bestselling Star of the Sea

About The Author:

Joseph O'Connor was born in Dublin. He has written thirteen books, including five previous novels: Cowboys and Indians, Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen and most recently Star of the Sea, which became an international bestseller, winning the Irish Post Award for Literature, an American Library Association Award, France's Prix Millepages and the Prix Madeleine Zepter for European Novel of the Year. His work has been published in twenty-nine languages.

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It is a gloriously polyphonic work, full of overlapping voices and clashing dialects … Redemption Falls perpetrates hardly one slack or unsculptured sentence for the whole of its 450 pages. Like Joyce, O’Connor combines his panoramic range with a close eye to the grain and texture of the phrase …Redemption Falls is a major work of modern fiction from an astonishingly accomplished writer ~ Terry Eagleton, Guardian

This book took my breath away. If you’re interested at all in the American Civil War, Irish participation in same, love, the expansion of the West, you’ll delight in this novel. It is panoramic, yet dense and delicious in detail. It is written gloriously, as if Mr O’Connor toiled at some mighty cathedral organ containing the whole of the English language with its Irish and American flavourings. This is a brave book and only a brave heart could have written it ~ Frank McCourt

Amazon.co.uk Review:

5.0 out of 5 stars This book will become a classic., 4 Jul 2007
This breathtaking, heartrending story is a great work of literature that satisfies on every level. With so many accomplished styles and voices.
O'connor's mature analysis of a nation in crisis brings characters to vivid life, depicting the harsh realities, the social and political history of the
American Civil War. Even the most haunting scenes of violence are conveyed with poetic precision and minute moments of humanity will burn
themselves into your memory long after you've put the book down. The characters are almost wincingly real, flawed and tragic but ultimately,
this dark story shows how the human soul is redeemed by faith and forgiveness... though make no mistake, the journey to get there is relentless,
uncompromising and brutal. This book - much like its prequel, Star of the Sea - will deserve and reward with more than one reading. A big story
in every sense of the word...I am sure this is destined to become a classic.

Unread Paperback Published By Vintage Books
ISBN ~ 0099481529


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