Star of the Sea : Farewell to Old Ireland

Author(s): Joseph O'Connor

Historical Fiction

In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by injustice and natural disaster, the Star of the Sea sets sail for New York. On board are hundreds of fleeing refugees. Among them are a maidservant with a devastating secret, bankrupt Lord Merridith and his family, an aspiring novelist, a maker of revolutionary ballads, all braving the Atlantic in search of a new home. Each is connected more deeply than they can possibly know. But a camouflaged killer is stalking the decks, hungry for the vengeance that will bring absolution. The twenty- six day journey will see many lives end, others begin afresh. In a spellbinding story of tragedy and mercy, love and healing, the further the ship sails towards the Promised Land, the more her passengers seem moored to a past which will never let them go. First published 2002.


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Praise for Joseph O'Connor's "Inishowen":
"This is a tremendous book; affecting, intelligent, ironic, humane and utterly convincing. It is also
extremely funny." -- "Spectator"
"His writing is terrific." -- Roddy Doyle

"From the Hardcover edition."

General Fields

  • : 9780099469629
  • : CCV
  • : Vintage
  • : February 2004
  • : 197mm X 131mm X 28mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Joseph O'Connor
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 823.914
  • : 432