Redemption Falls

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Mai 2008



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. Packed with music, balladry, poetry and storytelling, this is a riveting historical novel of urgent contemporary resonance. A tale of hatreds and mercies, of balladry and the blues, of war and peace and the healing power of forgiveness, REDEMPTION FALLS is an epic novel and an unforgettable love story, from the author of international best-seller Star of the Sea.




Joseph O'Connor was born in Dublin. His novels include Cowboys and Indians (Whitbread Prize shortlist), Star of the Sea (Irish Post Award for Fiction, France's Prix Millepages, Prix Madeleine Zepter for European Novel of the Year), Redemption Falls, and Ghost Light (Dublin One City One Book Novel, 2011). In 2012 he won the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature. His work has been published in thirty-five languages.


"Redemption Falls is a major work of modern fiction from an astonishingly accomplished writer" -- Terry Eagleton Guardian "The words 'A Masterpiece' are too often bandied around in reviews, but they should be this novel's subtitle" Sunday Tribune "Broad and ambitious...beautifully the heart of O'Connor's masterful epic lies a universal hope for something better" Observer "A superb achievement" Irish Times "A novel of vaulting ambition. O'Connor's finest work to date" Sunday Independent
EAN: 9780099481522
ISBN: 0099481529
Untertitel: ill. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Vintage Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2008
Seitenanzahl: 464 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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