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The Resource Days without end. (Downloadable eBook)

Days without end. (Downloadable eBook)

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Days without end. (Downloadable eBook)
Title
Days without end. (Downloadable eBook)
Statement of responsibility
Sebastian Barry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twice Booker-shortlisted author Sebastian Barry returns with a sensational new novel set in mid-19th Century America, an intensely poignant story of two men and the lives they are dealt. 'Time was not something then we thought of as an item that possessed an ending, but something that would go on for ever, all rested and stopped in that moment. Hard to say what I mean by that. You look back at all the endless years when you never had that thought. I am doing that now as I write these words in Tennessee. I am thinking of the days without end of my life. And it is not like that now ... ' Having signed up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and, ultimately, the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, they find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in. Moving from the plains of the West to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry's latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. Both an intensely poignant story of two men and the lives they are dealt, and a fresh look at some of the most fateful years in America's past, Days Without End is a novel never to be forgotten
Summary
A survivor of Ireland's Great Famine and a recent immigrant to the United States, 17-year-old Thomas McNulty joins the U.S. Army in 1851 with his best friend and fellow orphan, John Cole. Sent first to the Great Plains to butcher the Sioux, and later, to the battlefields of the Civil War, the young carry out their orders despite their horror of the carnage. Meanwhile, they become lovers and must find a way to build a life together in a society that doesn't recognize or understand romantic relationships between men. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • Costa Book of the Year Award, 2016
  • Costa Novel Award, 2016.
  • Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10547851
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barry, Sebastian
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Days without end. (Downloadable eBook)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698168633
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3D951E83-B5DE-4505-9E2E-A2701EE003CD
System control number
  • (OCoLC)968468913
  • ocn968468913
  • 525037
  • 527898
  • 527898
Label
Days without end. (Downloadable eBook)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698168633
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3D951E83-B5DE-4505-9E2E-A2701EE003CD
System control number
  • (OCoLC)968468913
  • ocn968468913
  • 525037
  • 527898
  • 527898

Library Locations

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