Literature Ireland
Annie Dunne
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Annie Dunne

Sebastian Barry

Set on a farm in County Wicklow in the 1950s, this is the story of Annie Dunne and her cousin Sarah whose way of life is to disappear. When Annie's nephew and his wife are set to go to London to find work, their two small children, a little boy and his older sister, are brought down to spend the summer with their great-aunt. A summer of adventure, pain, delight and ultimately epiphany unfolds for both the children and their elderly caretakers in this poignant and exquisitely told story of innocence, loss and reconciliation.

Faber & Faber 2002

Translated into:

French

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