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Spies in Canaan

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ISBN: 9781526631961
AuthorPark, David
Pub Date12/05/2022
BindingTrade PB
CountryIRL
Dewey
Quick overview A bold and unsettling parable about guilt, atonement and redemption from the winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award
€16.27

Michael has travelled a long way from his boyhood under the endless skies of the Midwest. His retirement is peaceful, if solitary. But one day there is a visitation: a mysterious car on the seafront, and a package delivered.

From its contents, Michael understands that he has been commissioned to undertake a final journey. As Michael makes his way deep into a distant desert a strange and liminal landscape that lies between hell and redemption he undertakes another journey, into long-suppressed memories: of Vietnam and the dying days of war, and to face a final accounting for what was done. Taut, atmospheric and moving, Spies in Canaan is a powerful elegy to the pain of love, the guilt of old age, and the grace of atonement.

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Michael has travelled a long way from his boyhood under the endless skies of the Midwest. His retirement is peaceful, if solitary. But one day there is a visitation: a mysterious car on the seafront, and a package delivered.

From its contents, Michael understands that he has been commissioned to undertake a final journey. As Michael makes his way deep into a distant desert a strange and liminal landscape that lies between hell and redemption he undertakes another journey, into long-suppressed memories: of Vietnam and the dying days of war, and to face a final accounting for what was done. Taut, atmospheric and moving, Spies in Canaan is a powerful elegy to the pain of love, the guilt of old age, and the grace of atonement.

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