A Long Long Way Hardcover – 3 February 2005
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- Publisher : Viking Pr (3 February 2005)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 292 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0670033804
- ISBN-13 : 978-0670033805
- Dimensions : 14.83 x 2.67 x 21.84 cm
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About the Author
Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. His plays include Boss Grady's Boys (1988), The Steward of Christendom (1995), Our Lady of Sligo (1998), The Pride of Parnell Street (2007), and Dallas Sweetman (2008). Among his novels are The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty (1998), Annie Dunne (2002) and A Long Long Way (2005), the latter shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His poetry includes The Water-Colourist (1982), Fanny Hawke Goes to the Mainland Forever (1989) and The Pinkening Boy (2005). His awards include the Irish-America Fund Literary Award, The Christopher Ewart-Biggs Prize, the London Critics Circle Award, The Kerry Group Irish Fiction Prize, and Costa Awards for Best Novel and Book of the Year. He lives in Wicklow with his wife Ali, and three children, Merlin, Coral, and Tobias.
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That is just a minor warning for those who like their prose accurate and logical. Having said that, riding the wave of emotion in the book was very engrossing. I learned a lot about how it FELT to be an Irishman fighting the Great War. I came away exhausted at the scale of devastation, both personal and at a macro level, even though I already knew it at a factual level. I found myself personally invested in the central character (Willie Dunne), and I felt pained when some of the negative events occurred to him both in the trenches and in his personal life back in Ireland.
I just realised the same author wrote "Annie Dunne", which is a tale of Willie Dunne's sister in her later life. It's already in my basket!