21 February, 2017
Author: Sebastian Barry
Category: New Books
Recommended by bookseller Eleanor Franzén:
"Sebastian Barry won the overall Costa Award for the second time with this novel, and it's easy to see why: the story of Thomas McNulty and John Cole, best friends, brothers-in-arms and lovers, is written in gorgeous dense prose, effortlessly evoking the phenomena of the American West and the life of the soldier. Their often unspoken love is one of the most sympathetic relationships in modern fiction. When fate brings their lives together with a Sioux Indian girl, Winona, they become parents of a sort - but in a country racked by war and racism, keeping their strange little family together becomes the hardest task either man has ever known."