Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

Prophet Song

by Paul Lynch - £16.99  Oneworld Publications (2023)
hardback    ISBN 13: 9780861546459 | ISBN 10: 0861546458

A mother faces a terrible choice in Prophet Song, Paul Lynch’s propulsive and confronting portrait of a society on the brink.
This fiercely imaginative novel is set in a near-future Ireland, a nation caught in the stranglehold of a government turning towards tyranny. When her husband goes missing, Eilish is caught up in the nightmare logic of an unravelling society.
The judges said: “Paul Lynch’s harrowing and dystopian Prophet Song vividly renders a mother’s determination to protect her family as Ireland’s liberal democracy slides inexorably and terrifyingly into totalitarianism. Readers will find it timely and unforgettable. It’s a remarkable accomplishment for a novelist to capture the social and political anxieties of our moment so compellingly.”
‘Readers will find it timely and unforgettable… A remarkable accomplishment.’ Booker Prize judges
‘If there was ever a crucial book for our current times, it’s Paul Lynch’s Prophet Song… A literary manifesto for those in need, and a brilliantly haunting novel.’ Observer
‘Nightmarish yet horribly convincing… Powerful, claustrophobic and horribly real.’ Guardian

(Price & availability last checked: November 2023)

This website can't tell you if we have this book in the shop or not - to ask, phone us or use the enquiry link below. (We can order most books within 7-10 days, subject to availability.)

Featured book: New Fiction, Recommended Fiction & Poetry for Yuletide 2023!,
In booklists: Writers by Surname - L,
In categories: Fiction,

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd IP24524R 2004-2024 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page