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From the Publisher"A major work of modern fiction from an astoundingly accomplished writer."
— The Guardian
"This book took my breath away."
"Redemption Falls...is told with extraordinary ingenuity, the tone a mixture of the playful and the grave, at times fast-moving, smart, and very clever, and then full of beautiful writing and heartbreaking sequences. The cadences of the competing voices in the book combine to produce a dazzling narrative."
— Colm Tóibín, author of The Master, winner of the 2006 Dublin International IMPAC Award
"A huge achievement, as deep as it is wide, this is a book like no other of these times — a panorama of violence, vigor, and tragic love set among people devastated by the American Civil War, brilliantly recounted in the multiple tones of their voices, writings, and songs, and realized with an empathy both impressive and extraordinarily moving."
— Nuala O'Faolain, author of Are You Somebody? and Almost There
"A superb achievement."
— The Irish Times
"Redemption Falls is a gem. It's a glorious book, enormous, virtuoso, and brave. Its scope is wide — love, death, war, belonging — and yet its gaze is intimate. At its heart is the story of a woman who wants to return to the only country she has — her family. The language is at turns bawdy, ancient, poetic, grand, and funny. One can't dismiss the genius that's involved in being able to tell such necessary stories in a time of war and still be able to beat back all the clichés. The minute I finished the book I wanted to start reading it all over again."
— Colum McCann, author of Dancer (Irish Novel of the Year 2005) and Zoli
"Sensational...Hypnotically effective...Gone With the Wind rewritten by a Dublin-born apprentice to Charles Dickens."
— Brian Lynch, Irish Independent