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Prophet Song

Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 24/08/2023
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Prophet Song
Vital
A novel both beautiful and urgently, vitally important. After reading I feel utterly defeated, thoroughly depressed, and pathetically thankful. This is ast... READ MORE
John - Glasgow Silverburn
Prophet Song
Booker Prize winner 2023
Booker Prize 2023 winner. An intense read, I would liken it to Orwell 1984,difficult to belive it's been set in Ireland, at an indeterminate date. The ru... READ MORE
Neil Challis @Windsor

Synopsis

Winner of the Booker Prize 2023

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 Eilish can only watch helplessly as the world she knew disappears. When first her husband and then her eldest son vanish, Eilish finds herself caught within the nightmare logic of a collapsing society. 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.

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • ISBN: 9780861546459
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 28 mm

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Prophet Song
Booker Longlisted 2023
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy. I knew straight away this was going to appeal to me but I admit like too many other books it had hu... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
Prophet Song
Uncomfortable. Unbearable. Utterly Compelling.
If it wasn't for the Booker Prize I would probably not have read this - and I so pleased I have. So far my absolute front runner for winning the Booker 202... READ MORE
Joanna Rawlins
Prophet Song
Haunting and eye opening
I found this book amazing. It’s an examination of motherhood, parenting and how far an individual will go. It also explores how the system goes wrong a... READ MORE
Paul
Prophet Song
There but for the grace of God
This is the most phenomenal book I’ve read in a long time. The author has done a remarkable job of creating a story that conveys the fragility we all live ... READ MORE
Alice Heywood
Prophet Song
A worthy booker winner
With fond memories of 1984 I was eager the read Prophet song. This is a dark sombre tale of what it could be like to live in a state which no longer allows... READ MORE
Rob
Prophet Song
Is this Fiction? It could so easily become reality..........be vigilant!
I really got lost in this book and heavily invested in the wonderfully observed characters. I kept thinking that this could have been set in so many places... READ MORE
Michael O'Connell