Star of the Sea
Ireland Chauffeur Travel Driver Guide, history buff and office-poet Dermot recommends Joe O’Connor’s ‘Star of the Sea’.
The novel is set in 1847 against the backdrop of the Great Famine. The narrative follows multiple interwoven threads from diaries, letter conversations and interviews with some of the principal characters or their relatives. The New York Times describes it as a “Ripping Yarn”.
Novelist, screenwriter, playwright and broadcaster, Joseph O’Connor was born in Dublin. He is the author of nine novels including ‘Star of the Sea’, ‘Ghost Light’ (Dublin One City One Book novel 2011) and ‘Shadowplay’ (June 2019). Among his awards are the Prix Zepter for European Novel of the Year, France’s Prix Millepages, Italy’s Premio Acerbi, an American Library Association Award and the Irish Pen Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature.
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