Grace : From the Booker Prize-winning author of Prophet Song-9781786073464

Grace : From the Booker Prize-winning author of Prophet Song

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Author: Lynch, Paul

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 7 June 2018 by Oneworld Publications in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 368 pages
129 x 196 x 21 | 322g

 WINNER OF THE KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2018SHORTLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION, THE WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING 2018 & FRANCE'S PRIX LITTÉRATURE MONDE (2019)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, she sets off on a remarkable journey against the looming shadow of her country's darkest hour.