Publication Date: 10/06/1993 ISBN: 9780749398682 Category:

Death And Nightingales

Eugene McCabe

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 10/06/1993 ISBN: 9780749398682 Category:
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NOW A MAJOR BBC TV DRAMA SERIES

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY COLM TOIBIN

‘Poetic and compelling, with a heart-stopping plot twist, Death and Nightingales seems to me a perfect novel’ Hilary Mantel

‘A miracle of a novel which combines prose of bleak, unadorned beauty with a plot that keeps you up all night wondering how it will end… a masterpiece’ Colm Toibin

It is 1883 and against the fearsome, unforgiving beauty of the Fermanagh landscape, the fate of Beth Winters unfolds.

Beth is determined to decide her own destiny but charmed by the roguish Liam Ward she seems doomed to repeat the tragic mistakes of her family’s past. Through the events of her twenty-fifth birthday, decades of pain and betrayal build to a devastating, deadly climax.

Publisher Review

Death and Nightingales should put Eugene McCabe in the first rank of contemporary Irish novelists -- John Banville Crisp, taut and unsentimental...this tragic tale of gold, prejudice, terrorism, emigration, love and oppression remains an impressive and moving achievement * Observer * I believe Death and Nightingales is the finest novel by the greatest living Irish prose writer -- Alan Warner A novel of breadth, power and passion... From its poisonous and dramatic opening to its engrossing ending this novel will hold you in thrall throughout -- Bernard MacLaverty A miracle of a novel which combines prose of bleak, unadorned beauty with a plot that keeps you up all night wondering how it will end... Clearly one of the masterpieces of the century -- Colm Toibin A truly astonishing novel - it goes straight to the heart * Hilary Mantel * A deeply moving, powerful, and unforgettable book -- Michael Ondaatje

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