Unprepared for the chaos that the two children inevitably bring, but nervously excited nonetheless, Annie finds the interruption of her normal life and her last chance at happiness complicated further by the attention being paid to Sarah by a local man with his eye on the farm.
A summer of adventure, pain, delight, and, ultimately, epiphany unfolds for both the children and their caretakers in this poignant and exquisitely told story of innocence, loss, and reconciliation.
Sebastian Barry’s latest novel, Days Without End, will be available from Viking in January 2017.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
“A subtle but powerful novel of a spinster’s life in the Irish countryside rises to great emotional heights…this is a deliciously poetic book.” —The Washington Post