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‘A Thousand Moons’, by Sebastian Barry – Reviewed by Dave Kavanagh

A Thousand Moons, by Sebastian Barry

Hardcover: 272 pages

Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (19 Mar. 2020)

ISBN-10: 0571333370

‘I am Winona‘In early times I was Ojinjintka, which means rose. Thomas McNulty tried very hard to say this name, but he failed, and so he gave me my dead cousin’s name because it was easier in his mouth. Winona means first-born. I was not first-born.’

So opens the fifth of Sebastian Barry’s books that charts the often har...

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