Literature Ireland
On Canaan's Side
© YiLin Press, 2015

On Canaan's Side

Sebastian Barry

On Canaan’s Side opens as the narrator Lilly Bere mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. The story then takes readers back to the moment she was forced to flee Dublin, at the end of the First World War, and follows her life into the new world of America, a world filled with both hope and danger. At once epic and intimate, Lilly’s narrative unfurls as she tries to make sense of the sorrows and troubles of her life and of the people whose lives she has touched over the course of nearly seven decades. 

Faber & Faber 2011

Translated into:

Dutch, Greek, French, Hebrew, Catalan, Spanish, Chinese – Simplified

Rights contact:

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