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Prophet Song with Paul Lynch, a Mr B’s Event

16 March @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Do not miss this rare chance to meet the brilliant Paul Lynch and hear about his masterful Booker Prize-winning novel, Prophet Song.

Paul scooped the UK’s biggest book prize in November for his “soul-shattering” novel, which presents Ireland in the grip of a government lurching ever-further to the right. Partly a terrifying tale of the creep of fascism, partly a paean to the power of humanity in times of crisis, Prophet Song is without doubt the most urgent and relevant book of our times.

About Prophet Song:

On a dark, wet evening in Dublin, scientist and mother-of-four Eilish Stack answers her front door to find the GNSB on her step. Two officers from Ireland’s newly formed secret police are here to interrogate her husband, a trade unionist. 

Ireland is falling apart. The country is in the grip of a government turning towards tyranny and when her husband disappears, Eilish finds herself caught within the nightmare logic of a society that is quickly unravelling.

How far will she go to save her family? And what – or who – is she willing to leave behind?

Exhilarating, terrifying and propulsive, Prophet Song is a work of breathtaking originality, offering a devastating vision of a country at war and a deeply human portrait of a mother’s fight to hold her family together.

‘I haven’t read a book that has shaken me so intensely in many years… The comparisons are inevitable – Saramago, Orwell, McCarthy – but this novel will stand entirely on its own.’ Colum McCann, author of Apeirogon

‘Surely one of the most important novels of this decade.’ Ron Rash, author of Serena

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Bath, BANES BA1 2ND United Kingdom
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