The secret scripture /

This story pits two contradictory narratives against each other in an attempt to solve the mystery of a 100-year-old mental patient.

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Main Author: Barry, Sebastian, 1955- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Penguin Books, 2009.
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Main Author:Barry, Sebastian, 1955-
Summary:This story pits two contradictory narratives against each other in an attempt to solve the mystery of a 100-year-old mental patient.

An epic story of family, love, and unavoidable tragedy from the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist. Now a major motion picture starring Rooney Mara. Sebastian Barry's latest novel, Days Without End , is now available.

Sebastian Barry's novels have been hugely admired by readers and critics, and in 2005 his novel A Long Long Way was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In The Secret Scripture , Barry revisits County Sligo, Ireland, the setting for his previous three books, to tell the unforgettable story of Roseanne McNulty. Once one of the most beguiling women in Sligo, she is now a resident of Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital and nearing her hundredth year. Set against an Ireland besieged by conflict, The Secret Scripture is an engrossing tale of one woman's life, and a poignant story of the cruelties of civil war and corrupted power. The Secret Scripture is now a film starring Rooney Mara, Eric Bana, and Vanessa Redgrave.

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General Notes:"First published in Great Britain by Faber and Faber 2006. First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin 2008"--T.p. verso.
Physical Description:300 p. ; 20 cm.
Awards:Winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award.
Winner of the Irish Novel of the Year.
ISBN:0143115693
9780143115694
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Sebastian Barry is a playwright whose work has been produced in London, Dublin, Sydney, and New York. He lives in Wicklow, Ireland, with his wife and three children.

Sebastian Barry is an Irish writer and playwright, born in 1955. He is the author of two novels, A Long Long Way and Days Without End, which won the Costa Book Award for best novel. His other awards include the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Prize, the Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year, the Independent Booksellers Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

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