Narrated by Lilly Bere, On Canaan's Side opens as she mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill.

The story then goes back to the moment she was forced to flee Dublin, at the end of the First World War, and follows her life through into the new world of America, a world filled with both hope and danger. At once epic and intimate, Lilly's narrative unfurls as she tries to make sense of the sorrows and troubles of her life and of the people whose lives she has touched.

Spanning nearly seven decades, it is a novel of memory, war, family-ties and love, which once again displays Sebastian Barry's exquisite prose and gift for storytelling.

More Information
ISBN/EAN 9780571226542
Author Sebastian Barry
Publisher Faber & Faber
Publication date 5 Apr 2012
Format Paperback
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:On Canaan's Side

Contemporary Fiction

On Canaan's Side

Sebastian Barry
€8.15

Spanning nearly seven decades, it is a novel of memory, war, family-ties and love, which once again displays Sebastian Barry’s exquisite prose and gift for storytelling.

In stock
OTHER PRODUCTS YOU MIGHT LIKE!