The Star of the Sea
In the bitter winter of 1847, The Star of the Sea sets sail from Ireland for New York. Amongst the passengers are a maidservant with a devastating secret, bankrupt Lord Merridith and his family, an aspiring novelist and a maker of revolutionary ballads. All in search of a new home in the Promised land, each is yet connected more deeply than they can possibly know...and a camouflaged killer is stalking the decks, hungry for vengeance and absolution.
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"Sensitive, thoughtful and rich with the spoils of its author's plunder of the past." -- "Irish Independent" "His most substantial and impressive novel to date." -- "Irish Times" Praise for Joseph O'Connor's "Inishowen" "This is a tremendous book; affecting, intelligent, ironic, humane and utterly convincing. It is also extremely funny." -- "Spectator" "His writing is terrific." -- Roddy Doyle
Joe O'Connor was born in Dublin. He has written ten widely acclaimed and best-selling books including the novels Cowboys and Indians, shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize, Desperadoes, The Salesman, and most recently Inishowen. His work has been published in eighteen languages.