Although there is not a unified, authoritative voice rather a compilation of contemporary sources that moves the book along somewhat jerkily, the stories, language, history strikes this reader as authentic, moving and remarkable. Really hope irish literature remembers oconnor for redemption falls. A novel by oconnor, joseph and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Redemption falls by joseph oconnor redemption, oconnor. Redemption falls by joseph oconnor 2007, hardcover for. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers all about redemption falls by joseph oconnor.
Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. Joseph oconnor was born in 1963 and has written thirteen books, most recently the novel star of the sea, which sold a. Its scope is wide love, death, war, belonging and yet its gaze is intimate. Irish author oconnor star of the sea delivers a highly stylized postcivil war period pastiche centered on redemption falls, a tumultuous frontier town in the mountain territory presumably. Eliza is searching for a young boy she has not seen in four years, one of the hundred thousand children drawn into the war. Joseph oconnors civil war novel redemption falls is a wonderful polyphonic monster of a book, says terry eagleton. He lives with his wife and two sons in dublin, ireland. Its a glorious book, enormous, virtuoso, and brave. Over the weekend i devoured redemption falls by joseph oconnor. Joseph oconnor was born in 1963 and has written thirteen books, most recently the novel star of the sea, which sold a million copies around the world. Falls had grown slowly from the seed planted by the author himself after seeing. The creativity and energy oconnor invests in his writing have long earned my respect and admiration for him. Author joseph oconnors complete list of books and series in order, with the latest releases, covers, descriptions and availability. Written by joseph oconnor, audiobook narrated by peter marinker.
Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. Star of the sea and ghostlight, and i can honestly say that just like them, redemption falls is full of ambition, masterful writing, and poetrylike prose. Get this book free when you sign up for a 30day trial. This book cements oconnors reputation as a novelist of the highest order.
Often, while writing a novel, youll get ideas for other books too, since that zone of your mind is open to possibilities, and your net is casting around in those. Eighteen years after the irish famineship star of the sea docked at new york, a daughter of its journey, eliza duane mooney, sets out on foot from baton rouge, louisiana, crossing a ravaged continent on a quest. Sometimes, in order to get the creative juices flowing, we set ourselves a task. From the author of the international bestseller star of the sea comes this epic novel and. His work has been published in thirty languages, and he also writes for the stage and screen.
Moonfish theatres adaptation of joseph oconnors redemption falls. Redemption falls by joseph oconnor 2008, paperback for. It is a huge dishevelled monster of a book, crammed with all manner of typographical stunts. Ive only read two other books by joseph oconnor so far.610 1193 1576 481 632 969 915 1530 133 1007 1378 268 1530 712 720 1363 98 1107 1304 1234 273 89 515 1118 506 555 77 1308 1580 1473 164 683 1431 414 594 1292 839 844 135 1276 1164 549