The Secret Scripture (Paperback)

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    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.

    An epic story of family, love, and unavoidable tragedy from the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist

    Sebastian Barry 's novels have been hugely admired by readers and critics, and in 2005 his novel A Long Long Way was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In The Secret Scripture, Barry revisits County Sligo, Ireland, the setting for his previous three books, to tell the unforgettable story of Roseanne McNulty. Once one of the most beguiling women in Sligo, she is now a resident of Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital and nearing her hundredth year. Set against an Ireland besieged by conflict, The Secret Scripture is an engrossing tale of one woman's life, and a vivid reminder of the stranglehold that the Catholic church had on individuals throughout much of the twentieth century.

    Soon to be a film starring Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave.

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    ISBN 9780143115694
    Genre FICTION / Literary
    Format Paperback
    Pages 300
    Publisher Date 2009-04-28 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 2009
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Height 7.75 in
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Barry, Sebastian
    Country of Origin United States

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