Booker prize listed author, Sebastian Barry, has achieved something quite remarkable with this poetic, tale of Winona Cole, an ‘injun’ girl at the time of the American Civil War, when American Indians were considered to be less than human.

Barry uses a local idiom so skilfully it makes the story all the more real. This is an unconventional love story between the two men who rescue Winona, between Winona and her new family and indeed between Winona and her friend, Peg.

Both a heart wrenching and a heart warming story that will keep you enthralled with Barry’s beautiful writing. This is a sequel to the award winning, Days Without End but can be read alone.

~ Noelle