The Black Snow: A Novel

The Black Snow: A Novel

The startling new novel from a brilliant young Irish novelist on the rise, who "has a sensational gift for a sentence" (Colum McCann on Red Sky in Morning).

In Donegal in the spring of 1945, a farmhand runs into a burning barn and does not come out alive. The farm's owner, Barnabas Kane, can only look on as his friend dies and all 43 of his cattle are destroyed in the blaze.

Following the disaster, the bull-headed and proudly self-sufficient Barnabas is forced to reach… (more)

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Author Paul Lynch writes with incredible feeling.... [W]hile beautifully written, it can be an agony to read.

Sentence by sentence we read about how his world comes apart, even as Lynch's language binds everything together — nature, character, time and the wild paradoxical aspiration of a novelist driven to try and make sense out of the inexplicable.

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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (May 12, 2015)

Parent ISBN: 9780316376440

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 1 MB

Language: English

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