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From the Costa Book of the Year-winning author of Days Without End.
Winona is a young Lakota orphan adopted by former soldiers Thomas McNulty and John Cole. Living with Thomas and John on the farm they work in 1870s Tennessee, she is educated and loved, forging a life for herself beyond the violence and dispossession of her past. But the fragile harmony of her unlikely family unit, in the aftermath of the Civil War, is soon threatened by a further traumatic event, one which Winona struggles to confront, let alone understand.
Told in Sebastian Barry's rare and masterly prose, A Thousand Moons is a powerful, moving study of one woman's journey, of her determination to write her own future, and of the enduring human capacity for love.
"A poetic sensibility runs through this luminous novel...Highly recommended."-Library Journal (starred review)
"His work reminds us how much we need these rare gifts of the natural storyteller, for reckoning with our past and present."-The Guardian (London)
"This beautifully rendered historical...is equal parts thrilling and meditative."-Booklist