Grace

11.06

An epic story of a young girl on a life-changing odyssey across nineteenth-century Ireland on the eve of the Great Famine

Description

 

WINNER OF THE KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2018

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION, THE WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING 2018 & FRANCE’S PRIX LITTÉRATURE MONDE (2019)

SELECTED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 BY THE GUARDIAN AND ESQUIRE

 

Winter is closing in and Ireland is in the grip of famine. Early one October morning, Grace’s mother snatches her from sleep, brutally cuts her hair and tells her: ‘You are the strong one now.’ 

 

Her mother fits her up in men’s clothes and casts her out, as she is no longer safe at home. With her younger brother Colly in tow, the two set off on a remarkable journey against the looming shadow of their country’s darkest hour.

Additional information

Weight0.414 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2.6 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

368

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K