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Sebastian Barry reading from Days Without End

September 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

The winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award (his second), longlisted for the Man Booker prize, and just released in paperback.

“A true leftfield wonder: Days Without End is a violent, superbly lyrical western offering a sweeping vision of America in the making, the most fascinating line-by-line first person narration I’ve come across in years.”–Kazuo Ishiguro

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“For its exhilarating use of language alone, Sebastian Barry’s Days Without End stood out among the year’s novels. Epic in conception but comparatively brief in its extent, this brutal, beautiful book also features the year’s most beguiling narrator … A great American novel which happens to have been written by an Irishman.”–The Times Literary Supplement

Thomas McNulty, aged barely seventeen and having fled the Great Famine in Ireland, signs up for the U.S. Army in the 1850s. With his brother in arms, John Cole, Thomas goes on to fight in the Indian Wars–against the Sioux and the Yurok–and, ultimately, the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, the men find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in. Moving from the plains of Wyoming to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry’s latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. An intensely poignant story of two men and the makeshift family they create with a young Sioux girl, Winona, Days Without End is a fresh and haunting portrait of the most fateful years in American history and is a novel never to be forgotten.

Sebastian Barry is an award-winning novelist, poet, and playwright. His novels include The Whereabouts of Eneas McNultyAnnie DunneA Long Long WayThe Secret ScriptureOn Canaan’s Side, and The Temporary Gentleman. Born in Dublin in 1955, he lives in Wicklow with his family.


September 14, 2017
7:30 pm
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Mrs. Dalloway’s


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2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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