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Annie Dunne

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"Annie's passionate observations and shifting moods-rendered in dense prose that's close to poetry-fuel this fine novel."--The New York Times Book Review
Sebastian Barry's latest novel, Days Without End, is now available.
It is 1959 in Wicklow, Ireland, and Annie and her cousin Sarah are living and working together to keep Sarah's small farm running. Suddenly, Annie's young niece and nephew are left in their care.

Unprepared for the chaos that the two children inevitably bring, but nervously excited nonetheless, Annie finds the interruption of her normal life and her last chance at happiness complicated further by the attention being paid to Sarah by a local man with his eye on the farm.
A summer of adventure, pain, delight, and, ultimately, epiphany unfolds for both the children and their caretakers in this poignant and exquisitely told story of innocence, loss, and reconciliation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0142002879
  • 9780142002872
  • 454,212

Review quote

"A subtle but powerful novel of a spinster's life in the Irish countryside rises to great emotional heights . . . this is a deliciously poetic book."
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About Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. His plays include Boss Grady's Boys (1988), The Steward of Christendom (1995), Our Lady of Sligo (1998), The Pride of Parnell Street (2007), and Dallas Sweetman (2008). Among his novels are The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty (1998), Annie Dunne (2002) and A Long Long Way (2005), the latter shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His poetry includes The Water-Colourist (1982), Fanny Hawke Goes to the Mainland Forever (1989) and The Pinkening Boy (2005). His awards include the Irish-America Fund Literary Award, The Christopher Ewart-Biggs Prize, the London Critics Circle Award, The Kerry Group Irish Fiction Prize, and Costa Awards for Best Novel and Book of the Year. He lives in Wicklow with his wife Ali, and three children, Merlin, Coral, and Tobias.
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993 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
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4 43% (423)
3 24% (242)
2 4% (44)
1 3% (27)
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