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On Canaan's side, Sebastian Barry

Label
On Canaan's side, Sebastian Barry
Language
eng
Index
no index present
Literary Form
fiction
Main title
On Canaan's side
Responsibility statement
Sebastian Barry
Summary
A first-person narrative of Lilly Bere’s life, On Canaan’s Side opens as the eighty-five-year-old Irish émigré mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. Lilly, the daughter of a Dublin policeman, revisits her eventful past, going back to the moment she was forced to flee Ireland at the end of the First World War. She continues her tale in America, where—far from her family—she first tastes the sweetness of love and the bitterness of betrayal. Spanning nearly seven decades, Sebastian Barry’s extraordinary fifth novel explores memory, war, family ties, love, and loss, distilling the complexity and beauty of life into his haunting prose.
Target audience
adult
Classification
Content