The pawnbroker's reward

by Declan O'Rourke | 31 October 2021
Hardback
Category: Historical fiction
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 Pádraig and Cáit 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 Pádraig ua Buachalla. Through these characters - utilising local history and documentary evidence - Declan creates a kaleidoscopic view of this defining moment in Ireland's history.   'A powerful and gripping piece of writing from a born storyteller.' Joseph O'Connor   'The narrative is just like his singing voice, full of powerful strength and compassion.' Michael Harding   'Lucid, lovingly-written and lyrical.' Professor Christine Kinealy
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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 Pádraig and Cáit 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 Pádraig ua Buachalla. Through these characters - utilising local history and documentary evidence - Declan creates a kaleidoscopic view of this defining moment in Ireland's history.   'A powerful and gripping piece of writing from a born storyteller.' Joseph O'Connor   'The narrative is just like his singing voice, full of powerful strength and compassion.' Michael Harding   'Lucid, lovingly-written and lyrical.' Professor Christine Kinealy
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