As part of Faber's 'Secrets and Lies' series comes a Costa winning novel of a hidden past.
Nearing her one-hundredth birthday, and facing the closure of the mental institution where she's spent most her adulthood, Roseanne relates her astonishing life to psychiatrist Dr Grene. Told through their respective journals, the story that emerges is at once shocking and deeply beautiful.
Exquisitely written, it is the story of a life blighted by terrible mistreatment and ignorance, and yet marked still by love, passion and hope.
About The Author
Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955 and educated at The Catholic University School and Trinity College, Dublin, where he was later Writer Fellow in 1996. His plays include Boss Grady's Boys, The Steward of Christendom, Our Lady of Sligo, and The Pride of Parnell Street, and his novels, The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, Annie Dunne, A Long Long Way (shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Dublin International Impac Prize), The Secret Scripture (Winner of the Costa and James Tait Black Memorial Prize and shortlisted for Man Booker Prize) and On Canaan's Side (longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize).
Series: Secrets and Lies
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 7th July 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.255
Edition Number: 2