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Days without end : a novel / Sebastian Barry.

By: Barry, Sebastian, 1955- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Barry, Sebastian, Days without end: book 1.Description: 259 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780571277018; 9780571277001 ; 0571277004 .Subject(s): Soldiers -- United States -- Fiction | United States -- History -- 19th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.Summary: 'Time was not something then we thought of as an item that possessed an ending, but something that would go on for ever, all rested and stopped in that moment. Hard to say what I mean by that. You look back at all the endless years when you never had that thought. I am doing that now as I write these words in Tennessee. I am thinking of the days without end of my life. And it is not like that now...' Having signed up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and, ultimately, the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, they find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in.
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Fiction Hāwera LibraryPlus
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'Time was not something then we thought of as an item that possessed an ending, but something that would go on for ever, all rested and stopped in that moment. Hard to say what I mean by that. You look back at all the endless years when you never had that thought. I am doing that now as I write these words in Tennessee. I am thinking of the days without end of my life. And it is not like that now...' Having signed up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and, ultimately, the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, they find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in.

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