Sunday 5th March at 11:30am
Join other book-lovers for a walk in the Saffron Walden countryside to discuss Sebastian Barry’s ‘Days Without End’.
For an uprecedented second time, Sebastian Barry has won victory of the Costa Book of the Year. Days Without End is that extraordinary second volume.
After signing up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and, ultimately, the Civil War.
Having fled terrible hardships they find these days to be vivid and filled with wonder, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in. Their lives are further enriched and imperilled when a young Indian girl crosses their path, and the possibility of lasting happiness emerges, if only they can survive.
Moving from the plains of the West to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry’s latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. Both an intensely poignant story of two men and the lives they are dealt, and a fresh look at some of the most fateful years in America’s past, Days Without End is a novel never to be forgotten.
Sunday 5th March, 11.30am at Hart’s Books. Children, dogs and friends welcome! Suitable footwear recommended!