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Paul Lynch – Prophet Song [Excerpt]

Prophet SongRead an excerpt from this excellent new novel and winner of the 2023 Booker Prize…

Prophet Song: A Novel
Paul Lynch

Hardcover: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2023
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Book Description: 

On a dark, wet evening in Dublin, scientist and mother-of-four Eilish Stack answers her front door to find two officers from Ireland’s newly formed secret police on her step. They have arrived to interrogate her husband, a trade unionist.

Ireland is falling apart, caught in the grip of a government turning towards tyranny. As the life she knows and the ones she loves disappear before her eyes, Eilish must contend with the dystopian logic of her new, unraveling country. How far will she go to save her family? And what—or who—is she willing to leave behind?

The winner of the Booker Prize 2023, Prophet Song presents a terrifying and shocking vision of a country sliding into authoritarianism and a deeply human portrait of a mother’s fight to hold her family together.

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