Literature Ireland
Star of the Sea: Farewell to Old Ireland
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Star of the Sea: Farewell to Old Ireland

Joseph O'Connor

In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by injustice and natural disaster, the Star of the Sea sets sail for New York. On board are hundreds of fleeing refugees. Among them are a maidservant with a devastating secret, bankrupt Lord Merridith and his family, an aspiring novelist, a maker of revolutionary ballads, all braving the Atlantic in search of a new home and connected to each other more deeply than they can possibly know. But a camouflaged killer is stalking the decks, hungry for the vengeance that will bring absolution. The 26 day journey will see many lives end, others begin afresh.

Secker & Warburg 2002

Translated into:

Croatian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Albanian, Serbian, Czech, Greek, Latvian, Estonian, Dutch, Italian

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