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In the Country of the Young

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ISBN13: 9780380976751
ISBN10: 0380976757
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From Lisa Carey, critically acclaimed author of The Mermaids Singing, comes an evocative, hauntingly beautiful tale of grief, love, and redemption.

She came to them from the sea . . .

On a stormy November night in 1848, a ship carrying more than one hundred Irish emigrants to America's shores ran aground twenty miles off the coast of Maine. Many were saved, but some were not--including a young girl who died crying out the name of her brother. A century and a half later, the descendants of the survivors still remember that fateful voyage and the children who lost their lives to the sea.

In the present day, the artist Oisin MacDara lives in self-imposed exile on Tiranogue--the small island where the shipwrecked Irish settled. The past is Oisin's curse, as memories of the twin sister who died tragically when he was a boy haunt him still. In the isolated community he inhabits, life is so separated from mainland influences that an Irish lilt still flavors the islanders' speech. But Oisin's lingering pain is so great that even in this intimate place he has been incapable of forming a single meaningful relationship.

Then on a quiet All Hallows' Eve, a restless spirit is beckoned into his home by a candle flickering in the window: the ghost of the girl whose brief life ended on Tiranogue's shore more than a century earlier. In Oisin's house she seeks comfort and warmth, and a chance at the life that was denied her so long ago. For an empty man chained by painful memories, nothing will ever be the same again.

In the Country of the Young is a luminous modern fable of a heart's reawakening and an unforgettable journey back to the country of the living.

Synopsis:

From the author of "The Mermaids Singing" comes a haunting, lyrical story of love in all its many guises, set on an island off the coast of Maine. It's the story of a middle-aged artist who receives a visit from the ghost of a shipwrecked girl, beckoned on a quiet All Hallows Eve by a candle left burning in the window.

About the Author

Lisa Carey is the author of The Mermaids Singing, In the Country of the Young, and Love in the Asylum. She lived in Ireland for five years and now resides in Portland, Maine, with her husband and their son.

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Audy, July 16, 2009 (view all comments by Audy)
this is one of my favorite books. It is mysterious, romantic, melancholy, dreamy and wise. It is never trite or predictable. A wonderful fantasy.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380976751
Author:
Carey, Lisa
Publisher:
William Morrow
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Maine
Subject:
Twins
Subject:
Ghosts
Subject:
Ghost stories
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Irish americans
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
106-387
Publication Date:
20001024
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.55x6.44x1.01 in. 1.20 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From the author of "The Mermaids Singing" comes a haunting, lyrical story of love in all its many guises, set on an island off the coast of Maine. It's the story of a middle-aged artist who receives a visit from the ghost of a shipwrecked girl, beckoned on a quiet All Hallows Eve by a candle left burning in the window.
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