Water, Carry Me

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Riverhead Books, 2000 - Fiction - 269 pages
"Una Moss is an orphan. She was so young when her parents had the accident she can't quite picture their faces; she didn't quite understand what it meant when she heard people say it was no accident. But she grew up happy with her grandda in Cobh, a village in the Sunny South, far away from The Troubles. She didn't know to worry at his carelessness, his coming home late from the pub, drunk, singing IRA songs. And now Una has gone up to Cork, to University. It is the shining time of life, and Una is intoxicated with its possibilities." "Aidan Ferrel is an orphan too, though he is from the North. Una tosses his card away the first time they meet. But he sees her again, in the market, and coaxes her to go for tea. He is patience to her skittishness, worldliness to her innocence, certainty to her doubt. But who is this man she loves, this stranger she has chosen to trust? This man whose touch can carry her like the sea..." "Rich and full in its rendering of a divided Ireland, a place where who you are is determined by where your allegiances lie. Water, Carry Me is about trust and loyalty, and whether the choices we are presented with in life are really ours to make."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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The horror of Ireland's never-ending Troubles assumes human form in this vividly dramatic (if ill-proportioned) third novel by the versatile Moran (The World I Made for Her, 1998, etc.). Narrator Una ... Read full review


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Water, Carry Me is a fictional love story based on the political upheaval in Northern Ireland. The novel follows Una Moss, the narrator, who is in her final year of medical school studying to be a ... Read full review


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Thomas Moran is the author of The Man in the Box, winner of the Book-of-the-Month ClubŪ Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction, The World I Made for Her, and Water, Carry Me. His novels have been translated into seven languages.

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