Even when you come out of bloodshed and disaster in the end you have got to learn to live. Narrated by Winona - the young Lakota orphan adopted by soldiers Thomas McNulty and John Cole in Days Without End - A Thousand Moons continues Sebastian Barry's extraordinary fictional exploration of late nineteenth century America. Living with Thomas and John on the farm they work in 1870s Tennessee, educated and loved, Winona is employed by the lawyer Briscoe in the nearby town of Paris, as she tries to forge a life for herself beyond the violence and dispossession of her past. But the fragile harmony of this shared world, in the aftermath of the Civil War, is soon threatened by a further traumatic event, one which Winona struggles to confront let alone understand. Told in Sebastian Barry's gorgeous, lyrical prose, A Thousand Moons is a powerful, moving study of one woman's journey, about her determination to write her own future, and about the enduring human capacity for love.

Categories : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

  • EAN


  • 256

  • 438 g


Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry, écrivain et dramaturge, est né à Dublin en 1955. Il est considéré comme l'un des écrivains irlandais les plus doués de sa génération. Ses romans Annie Dunne (2005), Un long long chemin (2006), Le testament caché (2009), qui a obtenu le Costa Book of the Year, et Du Coté de Canaan (2012) sont traduits aux éditions Joëlle Losfeld. Remarqué en France aussi bien par la presse que par les lecteurs, les livres de Sebastian Barry ont plusieurs fois fait partie de la dernière sélection du Prix Femina étranger et du prix des lectrices de Elle.