The abstainer : a novel / Ian McGuire
Book | Random House | 2020 | First edition.

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Edition
First edition.
Description
307 pages ; 25 cm
Summary
"The rebels will be hanged at dawn, and their brotherhood is already plotting revenge. Stephen Doyle, an Irish-American veteran of the Civil War, arrives in Manchester from New York with a thirst for blood. He has joined the Fenians, a secret society intent on ending British rule in Ireland by any means necessary. Head Constable James O'Connor has fled grief and drink in Dublin for a sober start in Manchester, and connections with his fellow Irishmen are proving to be particularly advantageous in spying on Fenian activity. When a long-lost nephew returns from America and arrives on O'Connor's doorstep looking for work, O'Connor cannot foresee the way his fragile new life will be imperiled--and how his and Doyle's fates will be intertwined. In an epic tale of revenge and obsession, master storyteller Ian McGuire once again transports readers to a time when blood begot blood. Moving from the gritty streets of Manchester to the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, The Abstainer is a searing novel in which two men, motivated by family, honor and revenge, must fight for life and legacy"-- Provided by publisher.
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Online version: McGuire, Ian. Abstainer New York : Random House, [2020] 9780593133897 (DLC) 2019040116
ISBN
9780593133873 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
0593133870 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
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