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The Law Of Dreams By Peter Behrens

The Law Of Dreams by Peter Behrens

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Summary

Following the destruction of his home, he loses not only his family but everything he has ever loved. So begins an epic journey from innocence to experience that takes him from the west coast of Ireland to the docks and bordellos of Liverpool, and across the Atlantic.

The Law Of Dreams Summary

The Law Of Dreams by Peter Behrens

It is 1846, the height of the Great Hunger, and young Fergus is forced to grow up fast. Following the destruction of his home, he loses not only his family but everything he has ever loved. So begins an epic journey from innocence to experience that takes him from the west coast of Ireland to the docks and bordellos of Liverpool, and across the Atlantic. Along his journey he will meet bandit chiefs and railway navvies, 'pearl boys' and daring girls, and the willful Molly, who will teach him the ways of the world.

The Law Of Dreams Reviews

A top-notch historical novel: dramatic, wincingly violent, tender and extremely well-written. * * Guardian * *
This is a novel about hunger, literal and spiritual: Behrens's prose is so evocative, you can almost taste it. * * Literary Review * *
A fabulous book makes history real enough to smell and so powerful in its emotional impact that I had to remind myself to breathe. This is the past, but made almost frighteningly present. -- Kate Grenville

About Peter Behrens

The Law of Dreams, Peter Behrens's first novel, won the 2006 Governor General's Literary Award, Canada's oldest and most prestigious book prize. Behrens was a Fellow of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts and held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. He is the author of a collection of stories, Night Driving. Behrens was born in Montreal and lives on the coast of Maine with his wife and son.

Additional information

GOR010484303
9781841959542
1841959545
The Law Of Dreams by Peter Behrens
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Canongate Books Ltd
2007-05-03
480
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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