The Pawnbroker’s Reward

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SKU: 9780717186327 Categories: , , Tag: Author: Declan O'RourkePublication Date: 5th Nov 2021Format: HardbackPages: 256Publisher: Gill

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Declan O’Rourke’s award-winning album, Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine, was released to critical acclaim in 2017. It illuminated an extraordinary series of eye-witness accounts, including the story of Padraig and Cait ua Buachalla. Four years on, in Declan’s meticulously researched literary debut, the story of the ua Buachalla family is woven into a powerful, multilayered work showing us the famine as it happened through the lens of a single town – Macroom, Co. Cork – and its environs.

Local pawnbroker Cornelius Creed is at the juncture between the classes. Sensitive and empathetic, he is a voice on behalf of the poor, and his story is entwined with that of Padraig ua Buachalla. Through these characters – utilising local history and documentary evidence Declan creates a kaleidoscopic view of this defining moment in Ireland’s history.

The Pawnbroker’s Reward
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