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Days Without End

(2016)
(The first book in the Days Without End series)
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Awards
Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel
Costa Book Awards Best Novel
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Winner of the 2016 Costa Book of the Year

Winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017
Winner of the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award 2017
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017
'Pitch perfect, the outstanding novel of the Year.'
Observer
After signing up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, fight in the Indian Wars and the Civil War. Having both fled terrible hardships, their days are now vivid and filled with wonder, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in. Then when a young Indian girl crosses their path, the possibility of lasting happiness seems within reach, if only they can survive.
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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