by Paul Lynch - £8.99 Oneworld Publications (2018)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781786073464 | ISBN 10: 1786073463
An epic story of a young girl on a life-changing odyssey across nineteenth-century Ireland on the eve of the Great Famine.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION & THE WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING 2018
SELECTED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 BY THE GUARDIAN AND ESQUIRE
Early one October morning, Grace's mother snatches her from sleep and brutally cuts off her hair, declaring, ‘You are the strong one now.' With winter close at hand and Ireland already suffering, Grace is no longer safe at home. And so her mother outfits her in men's clothing and casts her out. When her younger brother Colly follows after her, the two set off on a remarkable journey in the looming shadow of their country's darkest hour.
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