No Country

No Country

eBook - 2014
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In November 1989, an Indian couple are discovered murdered in a small town in upstate New York. They lie together as though just disengaged from a long embrace. Yet their murder has been two centuries in the making. County Sligo, Ireland, 1843. Seventeen-year-old Brendan McCarthaigh and his best friend Padraig have everything ahead of them. Quiet Brendan is in love with books and headstrong, spirited Padraig is madly in love with black-haired Brigid. But when the sanctimonious Father Conlon discovers Padraig and Brigid?s clandestine affair, he sets in motion a chain of unforeseeable, irrevocable events that will propel one to North America and the other to Bengal. Weaving together private histories and real events, and taking us on a journey across the globe - Kalyan Ray has crafted a sweeping, epic, multigenerational saga spanning two centuries. A rich, compelling tale of home and exile, identity and hybridity, it is also a story of oppression, friendship and compassion, and the few intimate degrees of separation that lie between love and murder.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing [London] : 2014
ISBN: 9781408824948
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Bolinda Digital

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finn75
Jan 04, 2015

Very clever how the families intersect through the ages. An interesting take on the Irish dispora in India. Never thought about it from that angle.

ChristchurchLib Aug 24, 2014

Beginning in 1843, this sweeping family saga spans both continents and generations. Fleeing trouble in Dublin, Irish freedom fighter Padraig Aherne boards a ship bound for Calcutta, leaving behind his pregnant lover, Brigid. While Padraig prospers in India, his best friend Brendan adopt's Brigid's child and later emigrates with her to Canada when the potato famine devastates their homeland. Before their fates converge, each character's actions set in motion a series of events whose repercussions will daunt all of the far-flung branches of this unusual family, culminating in a present-day homicide case. Historical Fiction newsletter August 2014.

ChristchurchLib Aug 24, 2014

Beginning in 1843, this sweeping family saga spans both continents and generations. Fleeing trouble in Dublin, Irish freedom fighter Padraig Aherne boards a ship bound for Calcutta, leaving behind his pregnant lover, Brigid. While Padraig prospers in India, his best friend Brendan adopt's Brigid's child and later emigrates with her to Canada when the potato famine devastates their homeland. Before their fates converge, each character's actions set in motion a series of events whose repercussions will daunt all of the far-flung branches of this unusual family, culminating in a present-day homicide case. Historical Fiction newsletter August 2014.

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