The pull of the stars

The pull of the stars Emma Donoghue

‘An immersive, unforgettable fever-dream of a novel’

Dublin, 1918. In a country doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with an unfamiliar flu are quarantined together. Into Julia’s regimented world step two outsiders: Doctor Kathleen Lynn, on the run from the police, and a young volunteer helper, Bridie Sweeney.

In the darkness and intensity of this tiny ward, over the course of three days, these women change each other’s lives in unexpected ways. They lose patients to this baffling pandemic, but they also shepherd new life into a fearful world. With tireless tenderness and humanity, carers and mothers alike somehow do their impossible work.

In The Pull of the Stars, Emma Donoghue tells an unforgettable and deeply moving story of love and loss.

  • Extraordinarily prescient . . . With The Pull of the Stars, [Donoghue] again conjures up a setting that is at once claustrophobic in feel yet epic in sweep ? Daily Telegraph
  • ‘Donoghue is a master of plot’ Time
  • ‘These rooms of Donoghue’s may be tiny and sealed off, yet they teem with life-and-death drama and great moral questions’ Washington Post
  • ‘Her touch is so light and exuberantly inventive, her insight at once so forensic and intimate, her people so ordinary even in their oddities’ Guardian
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Specificaties

ISBN
9781529046168
Uitgever
Picador UK
Druk
1e
Datum
23-07-2020
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
256 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback Paperback C
Genre
Engelstalige literatuur

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