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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446435786
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

Star of the Sea




'Ireland's most brilliant storyteller' Sunday Independent

In the bitter winter 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. Among them are a maidservant with a devastating secret, bankrupt Lord Merridith and his family, an aspiring novelist, a maker of revolutionary ballads, all braving the Atlantic in search of a new home. Each is connected more deeply than they can possibly know. But a camouflaged killer is stalking the decks, hungry for the vengeance that will bring absolution. The twenty-six day journey will see many lives end, others begin afresh. In a spellbinding story of tragedy and mercy, love and healing, the further the ship sails towards the Promised Land, the more her passengers seem moored to a past which will never let them go.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446435786
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

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 Star of the Sea

“Stunningly accomplished”

Guardian

“A triumph...A spectacular breakthrough...it raises the bar for contemporary Irish fiction”

Sunday Times

“A terrific story...A stealthily gripping narrative”

Daily Telegraph

“A page-turner of a masterpiece. Don't miss it”

Daily Mail


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