This is a special edition of Orna Ross's first two novels. Get both books in one.
In 1923, Dan O’Donovan, a young soldier, was lured to his death in the notorious sinking sands that surround the small Irish village of Mucknamore. Now, in 1995, Jo Devereux has returned home to Ireland, needing to know more about this “War of The Brothers” that haunted her childhood.
Jo’s life in California has come to a full stop and she knows that if she wants to move foreward, she’s going to have to go back.
Settling down in a makeshift shed overlooking the ocean with a suitcase of old family letters and journals, Jo uncovers astonishing truths about Dan’s death. Truths about her mother and grandmother that have ricocheted across four generations and are igniting again the passionate conflicts of her youth, bringing her back into contact with Rory O’Donovan, Dan’s great-nephew.
As Jo negotiates a shifting landscape of love, loss and revenge, she begins to question everything she thought she knew about her family - and her choices.
AFTER THE RISING was Orna Ross's debut novel. An instant bestseller and universally acclaimed, it has now been reissued by the author.
BEFORE THE FALL (sequel to AFTER THE RISING) is a sweeping, multigenerational tale set in 1920s and 1990s Ireland and 1980s San Francisco.
SUNDAY INDEPENDENT REVIEW:
“Of particular delight are the many unexpected twists and turns. A highly ambitious, engaging and evocative novel - and a hauntingly captivating read.”