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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446435786
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

Star of the Sea




A special celebratory edition to mark the 21st birthday of Vintage books.

In the bitter winter of 1847, The Star of the Sea sets sail from Ireland for New York. Amongst the passengers are a maidservant with a devastating secret, bankrupt Lord Merridith and his family, an aspiring novelist and a maker of revolutionary ballads. All in search of a new home in the Promised land, each is yet connected more deeply than they can possibly know... and a camouflaged killer is stalking the decks, hungry for vengeance and absolution.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446435786
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

About the Author

Joseph O'Connor

Joseph O’Connor was born in Dublin. His books include eight previous novels: Cowboys and Indians (Whitbread Prize shortlist), Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen, Star of the Sea (American Library Association Award, Irish Post Award for Fiction, France’s Prix Millepages, Italy’s Premio Acerbi, Prix Madeleine Zepter for European novel of the year), Redemption Falls, Ghost Light (Dublin One City One Book Novel 2011) and The Thrill of it All. His fiction has been translated into forty languages. He received the 2012 Irish PEN Award for outstanding achievement in literature and in 2014 he was appointed Frank McCourt Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick.

www.josephoconnorauthor.com

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Praise for Star of the Sea

“A page-turner of a masterpiece. Don't miss it”

Daily Mail

“Stunningly accomplished”

Guardian

“A triumph...A spectacular breakthrough...it raises the bar for contemporary Irish fiction”

Sunday Times

“A terrific story...A stealthily gripping narrative”

Daily Telegraph


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