Annie Dunne

I just finished Annie Dunne (public library, Apple Books, Kindle, paperback), my third Sebastian Barry book. In his usual way, itโ€™s an exquisitely told story of an Irish country spinster who wonders what life can possibly be for.

We will survive in the creak of a broken gate, the whistle of a bird, the perpetual folding and unfolding of the blossom of my crab-apple tree, a thousand little scraps of crinoline fiercely crushed and fiercely released.

That is but a sample of Sebastian Barry prose that left me weeping, the same as with the other two Barry books Iโ€™ve read, A Long Long Way and Days Without End.

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