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A Thousand Moons

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A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry
Apr 21, 2020 | ISBN 9780735223103
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Advance praise for A Thousand Moons:

“[T]his beautifully rendered historical bildungsroman is equal parts thrilling and meditative.” Booklist

“In Winona, who sees both the beauty and the piercing loss of her world, Barry has created a vivid if didactic heroine . . . will satisfy fans of the first installment [Days Without End].” Publishers Weekly

Praise for Sebastian Barry’s previous novel, Days Without End, winner of the Costa Book of the Year award:

“An absorbing story that sets the horrors of history against the consolations of hearth and home . . . Barry’s frontier saga is a vertiginous pileup of inhumanity and stolen love: gore-soaked and romantic, murderous and musical.” The Wall Street Journal

“A true leftfield wonder: Days Without End is a violent, superbly lyrical western offering a sweeping vision of America in the making, the most fascinating line-by-line first person narration I’ve come across in years.” —Kazuo Ishiguro, Booker Prize winning author of The Remains of the Day and The Buried Giant

“A haunting archeology of youth . . . Barry introduces a narrator who speaks with an intoxicating blend of wit and wide-eyed awe, his unsettlingly lovely prose unspooling with an immigrant’s peculiar lilt and a proud boy’s humor. But in this country’s adolescence he also finds our essential human paradox, our heartbreak: that love and fear are equally ineradicable.” —Katy Simpson Smith, The New York Times Book Review
Days Without End is suffused with joy and good spirit . . . Through Barry, the frontiersman has a poet’s sense of language . . . If you underlined every sentence in Days Without End that has a rustic beauty to it, you’d end up with a mighty stripy book.” —Sarah Begley, Time

“Alternately brutal and folksy . . . Barry’s prose can take brilliant turns without sounding implausible coming out of Thomas’s mouth. A mordant vein of comedy runs through the book . . . the ‘wilderness of furious death’ his characters inhabit has a gut-punching credibility.” —Michael Upchurch, The Washington Post

“Barry’s magisterial tale of love, war and redemption is one of the year’s great novels . . . Visceral violence, wrenching emotion, astutely drawn characters and a compelling narrative voice make for memorable reading.” Minneapolis Star Tribune

“McNulty is a lyrical and companionable narrator for this bloody part of America’s history.” NPR 

“Sebastian Barry had me in no uncertain terms from the first sentence and never let up. And he writes like there’s no tomorrow—like there are days without end. He navigates the terrain as a master of fictional conventions and sweeps us along in a big picaresque arc that is just the right vessel for his thematic necessities.” —David Guterson, author of Snow Falling on Cedars

“A tour de force of style and atmosphere . . . Evocative of Cormac McCarthy and Charles Portis, Days Without End is a timeless work of historical fiction.” —Booklist (Starred Review)

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