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Prophet Song

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023

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Publisher Description

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023

SHORTLISTED FOR THE AN POST IRISH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023

SHORTLISTED FOR THE STREGA EUROPEAN PRIZE

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR'S CHOICE

AN AMAZON TOP 10 BOOK OF DECEMBER 2023

A Book of the Year for 2023 according to the Guardian, FT, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Sunday Independent, Economist, Big Issue, Daily Telegraph, Irish Times and Waterstones

'A CRUCIAL BOOK FOR OUR CURRENT TIMES... BRILLIANTLY HAUNTING.' OBSERVER

The explosive literary sensation: a mother faces a terrible choice as Ireland slides into totalitarianism

On a dark, wet evening in Dublin, scientist and mother-of-four Eilish Stack answers her front door to find the GNSB on her step. Two officers from Ireland’s newly formed secret police are here to interrogate her husband, Larry, a trade unionist.

Ireland is falling apart. The country is in the grip of a government turning towards tyranny and when her husband disappears, Eilish finds herself caught within the nightmare logic of a society that is quickly unravelling. Soon, she must decide just how far she is willing to go to keep her family safe.

Exhilarating, terrifying and propulsive, Paul Lynch's Booker Prize-winning novel is a devastating vision of a country falling apart and a moving portrait of the resilience of the human spirit when faced with the darkest of times.

'A compassionate, propulsive and timely novel that forces the reader to imagine — what if this was me?' FT

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2023
24 August
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Oneworld Publications
SELLER
Simon and Schuster Australia Pty Ltd.
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

tony-toad ,

Terrifying account of a world at war.

This is a thriller of a different kind. It explores the terror of being an innocent person leading a normal life when all about them is falling apart.

Unlike Orwells 1984, everyday life, nature and activities continue for the majority of the novel. This deepens the sense of underlying doom and despair.

The latter stages of the novel includes some of the best writing showcasing the terror of what is taking place.

Shortlisted for the Booker prize, this would be a worthy winner due to the writing and the messages that sadly relate to the atrocities that are occurring in the world at present. A novel that will be remembered.

Crosbeee ,

Prophet Song

Beautiful | harrowing | unique | relevant. I am different for the reading. This stays with you.

Feebeelina ,

Disappointing - missed opportunity

Story line provided a great opportunity to explore concepts of totalitarian type governments and war but in a western country rather than say a Syrian or Afghanistan setting. The same day to day activities were repeated throughout most of the book. I would have liked to have explored more about the relationships with the father and his worsening memory issues and the impacts on younger family members. I did not think the absence of paragraphs and dialogue cues added to the story. It’s an okay book but in comparison the first part of Beekeeper of Aleppo is better in my honest opinion.

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