Luminous and mischievous, Carolan's Farewell is the story of a journey home and of changing times. In 18th-century Ireland, the legendary harper Carolanand his faithful companion Owen Connor make a final ride across a countrysideravaged by famine and the collapse of old traditions, but still alive with spirit andenergy. Carolan's Farewell is tender, sad and funny, a haunting novel filled withmusic and humour, the warmth of friendship and the lore of Ireland.
Praise for this book
"Charles Foran creates a powerful portrait of the friendship between a blind composer and his faithful guide...in this novel about longing and loss, social decline, class tension...Carolanâs Farewell is a pleasure to read." - Yann Martel
Used availability for Charles Foran's Carolan's Farewell
August 2005 : UK Hardback
August 2006 : UK Paperback