The Secret Scripture
ISBN10: 0143115693 ISBN13: 9780143115694 Publisher: Penguin Group USA Published: Apr 28 2009 Pages: 300 Weight: 0.45lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
An epic story of family, love, and unavoidable tragedy from the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist Sebastian Barry Â's novels have been hugely admired by readers and critics, and in 2005 his novel A Long Long Way was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In The Secret Scripture, Barry revisits County Sligo, Ireland, the setting for his previous three books, to tell the unforgettable story of Roseanne McNulty. Once one of the most beguiling women in Sligo, she is now a resident of Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital and nearing her hundredth year. Set against an Ireland besieged by conflict, The Secret Scripture is an engrossing tale of one womanÂ's life, and a vivid reminder of the stranglehold that the Catholic church had on individuals throughout much of the twentieth century.