Author: Lynch, Paul
Fiction & related items
Published on 24 August 2023 by Oneworld Publications in the United Kingdom.
Hardback | 320 pages
163 x 242 x 35 | 522g
Â 'IF THERE WAS EVER A CRUCIAL BOOK FOR OUR CURRENT TIMES, IT'S PAUL LYNCH'S PROPHET SONG... BRILLIANTLY HAUNTING.' OBSERVERThe explosive literary sensation: a mother faces a terrible choice as Ireland slides into totalitarianismÂ 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 Irelandâ€™s newly formed secret police are here to interrogate her husband, a trade unionist.Â 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 â€“ or who â€“ 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 motherâ€™s fight to hold her family together.
'A compassionate, propulsive and timely novel that forces the reader to imagine â€” what if this was me?' FTÂ Â