Paul Lynch is the author of the novels Red Sky in Morning, The Black Snow, Grace and Beyond the Sea. Grace won the Kerry Group Irish vel of the Year 2018 and was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing 2018. The Black Snow won France s Prix Libr ? us for Best Foreign vel and was a finalist for the Prix du Meilleur Livre ?tranger (Best Foreign Book Prize). He lives in Dublin with his wife and two children.
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023
I haven’t read a book that has shaken me so intensely in many years… The comparisons are inevitable, Saramago, Orwell, McCarthy; but this novel will stand entirely on its own. Colum McCann, author of Apeirogon An Irish Times Book to Look Forward to in 2023 A fearless portrait of a society on the brink as a mother faces a terrible choice, from an internationally award-winning author On a dark, wet evening in Dublin, scientist and mother-of-four Eilish Stack answers her front door to find the GNSB on her step. Two officers from Ireland?s newly formed secret police are here to interrogate her husband, a trade unionist. Ireland is falling apart. The country is in the grip of a government turning towards tyranny and when her husband disappears, Eilish finds herself caught within the nightmare logic of a society that is quickly unravelling. How far will she go to save her family? And what ? or who ? is she willing to leave behind? Exhilarating, terrifying and propulsive, Prophet Song is a work of breathtaking originality, offering a devastating vision of a country at war and a deeply human portrait of a mother’s fight to hold her family together.
AUTHOR: PAUL LYNCH
Publisher: ONE WORLD
Subtitle: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023
Author: PAUL LYNCH