Winter is closing in and Ireland is in the grip of famine. Early one October morning, Grace’s mother snatches her from sleep, brutally cuts her hair and tells her: ‘You are the strong one now.’
Her mother fits her up in men’s clothes and casts her out, as she is no longer safe at home. With her younger brother Colly in tow, the two set off on a remarkable journey against the looming shadow of their country’s darkest hour.
About the Author
Paul Lynch is the internationally-acclaimed author of four novels: Beyond the Sea, Grace, The Black Snow and Red Sky In Morning. He has won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year and the French booksellers’ prize Prix Libr’à Nous for best foreign novel.
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