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  • Published: 3 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781529112610
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $22.99

Redemption Falls




Joseph O'Connor's sequel to his international bestseller, Star of the Sea. Reissued in a new series look to coincide with the publication of his new novel, Shadowplay


'Broad and ambitious...beautifully written...at the heart of O'Connor's masterful epic lies a universal hope for something better' Observer

Discover the powerful sequel to international bestseller Star of the Sea


1865. The American Civil War is ending, but for Eliza Duane Mooney her journey across a devastated America has only just begun.

Eliza is searching for her younger brother 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.

It's a walk that will have consequences for many seemingly unconnected survivors: a love-struck cartographer, a haunted Latina poetess, rebel guerrilla Cole McLaurenson, runaway slave Elizabeth Longstreet and the mercurial revolutionary James Con O'Keeffe, who commanded a brigade of Irish immigrants in the Union Army and is now Governor of a western wilderness where nothing is as it seems.

  • Published: 3 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781529112610
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Joseph O'Connor

Joseph O’Connor was born in Dublin. His books include eight previous novels: Cowboys and Indians (Whitbread Prize shortlist), Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen, Star of the Sea (American Library Association Award, Irish Post Award for Fiction, France’s Prix Millepages, Italy’s Premio Acerbi, Prix Madeleine Zepter for European novel of the year), Redemption Falls, Ghost Light (Dublin One City One Book Novel 2011) and The Thrill of it All. His fiction has been translated into forty languages. He received the 2012 Irish PEN Award for outstanding achievement in literature and in 2014 he was appointed Frank McCourt Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick.

www.josephoconnorauthor.com

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Praise for Redemption Falls

Broad and ambitious...beautifully written...at the heart of O'Connor's masterful epic lies a universal hope for something better

Observer

A huge achievement, as deep as it is wide, this is a book like no other of these times

Nuala O'Faolain

Redemption Falls is a major work of modern fiction from an astonishingly accomplished writer

Terry Eagleton, Guardian

This book consolidates and deepens O'Connor's stature as a major novelist

Irish Times

Redemption Falls is trauma incarnate, but its effect is both compassionate and luminous

TLS

Books of this quality demand to be reread to reveal more of their complexities and layers of meaning. Redemption Falls would reward this on the level of its rich textures of language alone

Sunday Herald

The words 'A Masterpiece' are too often bandied around in reviews, but they should be this novel's subtitle

Sunday Tribune

A superb achievement

Irish Times

A novel of vaulting ambition. O'Connor's finest work to date

Sunday Independent

A superb novel... Brilliant work... A lively and exquisitely phrased epic

Thomas Keneally, Author of "Schindler's Ark"

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