Star of the Sea: Farewell to Old Ireland

Secker & Warburg, 2002 - 410 pagina's
In the late spring of 1847, from an Ireland torn by injustice and natural disaster, the Star of the Sea sets sail for New York. On board are hundreds of fleeing refugees, some brimming with optimism, many more desperate. Among them are a maidservant with a devastating secret, bankrupt Lord Merridith and his wife and children, an aspiring novelist, a maker of revolutionary ballads, all braving the Atlantic in search of a new life. But a killer is stalking the decks, hungry for the vengeance that will bring absolution. A novel as urgently contemporary in its preoccupations as it is historically revealing, this gripping and compassionate tale from the award-winning author of The Salesman and Inishowen builds with the pace of a thriller to an unforgettable conclusion.

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Gebruikersrecensie  - infjsarah - LibraryThing

Picked for my reading group and I really didn't think I'd like it. But I did. The writing is very dense and certainly at first I was needing a dictionary at times to look up words. But I was never ... Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - maryreinert - LibraryThing

The Star of the Sea coffin ship leaving Ireland with hundreds of famine refugees along with a few passengers in upper class is the main setting for this story. Lord Meredith along with his wife, Laura ... Volledige review lezen

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Joseph O'Connor's debut novel "Cowboys & Indians" was short-listed for the Whitbread Prize. His other works include the novels "Desperados", "The Salesman" & "Irishowen", the story collection "True Believers", the stage play "Red Roses & Petrol", & an anthology comic journalism, "The Secret World of the Irish Male". His work has been widely translated & won many prizes, including the Macaulay Fellowship of the Irish Arts Council, the Miramax Ireland Screenwriting Prize, & the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year Award. He lives in Ireland.

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