Days Without End Lib/E (Compact Disc)
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Longlisted for the 2017-Man Booker Prize, this is the story of a young Irish Immigrant who comes to America, enlists in the US army, finds a comrade in arms in John Lole, and the two go on to fight in the Indian and the civil war. Orphans themselves, they create a makeshift family with a young Sioux girl and freed slave. Barry is a masterful storyteller, and this is a poignant, entertaining, and sad narrative capturing a period in American history not often told. Truly worthy and not to be missed. I love this book!— Carolyn
From Sebastian Barry, a two-time finalist for the Man Booker Prize, comes a powerful and unforgettable novel chronicling a young Irish immigrant's army years in the Indian wars and the American Civil War.
Thomas McNulty, having fled the Great Famine in Ireland and now barely seventeen years old, signs up for the US Army in the 1850s and with his brother in arms, John Cole, goes to fight in the Indian Wars-against the Sioux and the Yurok-and, ultimately, in the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, they find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in.
Moving from the plains of Wyoming to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry's latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. An intensely poignant story of two men and the makeshift family they create with a young Sioux girl, Winona, Days without End is a fresh and haunting portrait of the most fateful years in American history and is a novel never to be forgotten.