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The Resource Days Without End

Days Without End

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Days Without End
Title
Days Without End
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Sebastian Barry
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eng
Summary
COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERLONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE"A true leftfield wonder: Days Without End is a violent, superbly lyrical western offering a sweeping vision of America in the making."—Kazuo Ishiguro, Booker Prize winning author of The Remains of the Day and The Buried GiantFrom the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist Sebastian Barry, "a master storyteller" (Wall Street Journal), comes a powerful new novel of duty and family set against the American Indian and Civil Wars Thomas McNulty, aged barely seventeen and having fled the Great Famine in Ireland, signs up for the U.S. Army in the 1850s. With his brother in arms, John Cole, Thomas goes on to fight in the Indian Wars—against the Sioux and the Yurok—and, ultimately, the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, the men 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
Summary
A survivor of Ireland's Great Famine and a recent immigrant to the United States, 17-year-old Thomas McNulty joins the U.S. Army in 1851 with his best friend and fellow orphan, John Cole. Sent first to the Great Plains to butcher the Sioux, and later, to the battlefields of the Civil War, the young carry out their orders despite their horror of the carnage. Meanwhile, they become lovers and must find a way to build a life together in a society that doesn't recognize or understand romantic relationships between men. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Award
  • Costa Book of the Year Award, 2016
  • Costa Novel Award, 2016.
  • Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
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813
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Literary form
fiction
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780698168633
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Days Without End
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OVERDRIVE:3d951e83-b5de-4505-9e2e-a2701ee003cd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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9780698168633
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optical disk

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      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
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