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Days Without End - Sebastian Barry

Days Without End - Sebastian Barry
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Title: Days Without End

Author:  Sebastian Barry

ISBN:  9780571277001

Weight:  723g

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Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

‘I am thinking of the days without end of my life…’

After signing up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and, ultimately, the Civil War.

Having fled terrible hardships they find these days to be vivid and filled with wonder, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in.  Their lives are further enriched and imperilled when a young Indian girl crosses their path, and the possibility of lasting happiness emerges, if only they can survive.

Moving from the plains of the West to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry’s latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language.  Both an intensely poignant story of two men and the lives they are dealt, and a fresh look at some of the most fateful years in America’s past, Days Without End is a novel never to be forgotten.

Peer & Press Reviews

Days Without End is a work of staggering openness; its startlingly beautiful sentences are so capacious that they are hard to leave behind, its narrative so propulsive that you must move on.  In its pages, Barry conjures a world in miniature, inward, quiet, sacred; and a world of spaces and borders so distant they can barely be imagined.

Alex Clark, Guardian

A violent, superbly lyrical western offering a sweeping vision of America in the making [and] the most fascinating line-by-line first person narration I’ve come across in years.

Kazuo Ishiguro

The novel comes close to being a modern masterpiece.  Written in a style that is as delicate and economical as a spider’s web, it builds to a climax that is as brutally effective as a punch to the gut…  The Secret Scripture and A Long Long Way were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and there is every reason to think that this novel could do just as well next year.  It could even go a stage farther.  It really is that good.

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Times

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Title: Days Without End
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Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Awards and prizes: Costa Novel Award 2016 – shortlist
Media adaptation: BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime: ten 15-minute episodes broadcast Mon–Fri at 10:45pm from Mon 31 Oct 2016.
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9780571277001
ISBN 10: 0571277004
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 259
Size (h x w x d): 242 x 162 x 27mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: Alan Betson / Irish Times
Jacket design: Faber
Jacket images: Michael Yamashita and BearHead Photography / Getty
Endpaper map: ‘United States at the Period of the Civil War 1861–1865’ from The Century Atlas by Benjamin E. Smith, published in New York, 1899

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