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Days Without End

(2016)
(The first book in the Days Without End series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel
Costa Book Awards Best Novel
COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE

"A true leftfield wonder: Days Without End is a violent, superbly lyrical western offering a sweeping vision of America in the making."—Kazuo Ishiguro, Booker Prize winning author of The Remains of the Day and The Buried Giant


From the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist Sebastian Barry, “a master storyteller” (Wall Street Journal), comes a powerful new novel of duty and family set against the American Indian and Civil Wars


Thomas McNulty, aged barely seventeen and having fled the Great Famine in Ireland, signs up for the U.S. Army in the 1850s. With his brother in arms, John Cole, Thomas goes on to fight in the Indian Wars—against the Sioux and the Yurok—and, ultimately, the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, the men find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in.

Moving from the plains of Wyoming to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry’s latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. An intensely poignant story of two men and the makeshift family they create with a young Sioux girl, Winona, Days Without End is a fresh and haunting portrait of the most fateful years in American history and is a novel never to be forgotten.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Sebastian Barry can just plain write like there's no tomorrow - like there are days without end." - David Guterson

"A violent, superbly lyrical western offering a sweeping vision of America in the making [and] the most fascinating line-by-line first person narration I've come across in years." - Kazuo Ishiguro

"An amazing achievement. For page after page, I found myself thinking, how does he do this?" - David Nicholls

"A beautiful, savage, tender, searing work of art. Sentence after perfect it grips and does not let go." - Donal Ryan


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April 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Days Without End (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 1-4104-9830-1 / 978-1-4104-9830-4 (USA edition)
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January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Days Without End: A Novel
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Title: Days Without End
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ISBN: 0-571-27700-4 / 978-0-571-27700-1 (UK edition)
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October 2016 : UK Hardback

Title: Days Without End
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0-571-33526-8 / 978-0-571-33526-8 (UK edition)
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Title: Days Without End
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Title: Days Without End
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Title: Days Without End
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ISBN: 0-571-27704-7 / 978-0-571-27704-9 (UK edition)
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February 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: Days Without End
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0-571-33926-3 / 978-0-571-33926-6 (UK edition)
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Title: Days Without End
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ISBN: 0-571-27702-0 / 978-0-571-27702-5 (UK edition)
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October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Days Without End
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0-571-27701-2 / 978-0-571-27701-8 (UK edition)
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January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Days Without End Lib/E
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 1-5047-9655-1 / 978-1-5047-9655-2 (USA edition)
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January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Days Without End: A Novel
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 1-5047-9656-X / 978-1-5047-9656-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Title: Days Without End: A Novel
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 1-5047-9657-8 / 978-1-5047-9657-6 (USA edition)
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Title: Days Without End: A Novel
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Title: Days Without End: A Novel
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October 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Days Without End
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ISBN: 1-5100-5178-3 / 978-1-5100-5178-2 (UK edition)
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Title: Days Without End
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Title: Days Without End: A Novel
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Title: Days Without End
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