An Evening with Sebastian Barry
Who: Prize-winning novelist Sebastian Barry.
What: Reading and discussing Days Without End.
When: Friday, 15 September at 7 PM.
Where: Rakestraw Books.
How much: Let us know you're coming by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.
Why you should care: Thomas McNulty, aged barely seventeen and having fled the Great Famine in Ireland, signs up for the U.S. Army in the 1850s. With his brother in arms, John Cole, Thomas goes on to fight in the Indian Wars--against the Sioux and the Yurok--and, ultimately, the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, the men find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in. It is a privilege to welcome Irish novelist Sebastian Barry back to Rakestraw Books. Please join us.