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The Secret Scripture - WINNER COSTA PRIZE 08

Sebastian Barry - SIGNED FIRST PRINTING!

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ISBN 10: 0571215289 / ISBN 13: 9780571215287
Verlag: Faber & Faber London, 2008
Zustand: As New Hardcover
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Immaculate copy of the world first printing. The novel that should have won the BOOKER and has finally won a major prize, THE COSTA AWARD! Frankly, this superb writer makes most novels appear pale and poor things when compared. Read this and you will be haunted by its masterly prose. SIGNED first printing, in a protected jacket, absolutely pristine and unread, and unquestionably a brilliant and important novel that is also thrilling to read. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-1239295566

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Titel: The Secret Scripture - WINNER COSTA PRIZE 08

Verlag: Faber & Faber London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:As New

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: 1st Edition...

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A gorgeous new novel from the author of the Man Booker finalist A Long Long Way

As a young woman, Roseanne McNulty was one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland. Now, as her hundredth year draws near, she is a patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital, and she decides to record the events of her life.

As Roseanne revisits her past, hiding the manuscript beneath the floorboards in her bedroom, she learns that Roscommon Hospital will be closed in a few months and that her caregiver, Dr. Grene, has been asked to evaluate the patients and decide if they can return to society. Roseanne is of particular interest to Dr. Grene, and as he researches her case he discovers a document written by a local priest that tells a very different story of Roseanne’s life than what she recalls. As doctor and patient attempt to understand each other, they begin to uncover long-buried secrets about themselves.

Set against an Ireland besieged by conflict, The Secret Scripture is an epic story of love, betrayal, and unavoidable tragedy, and a vivid reminder of the stranglehold that the Catholic Church had on individual lives for much of the twentieth century.

About the Author:

Sebastian Barry is a playwright whose work has been produced in London, Dublin, Sydney, and New York. His novel A Long Long Way was a finalist for the 2005 Man Booker Prize. His other novels include The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty and Annie Dunne.

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