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Based on the life of Terence Carolan, a legendary blind composerand harper who travelled the 18th-century Irish countryside, Carolan’sFarewell is gifted writer Charles Foran’s most luminous and mischievous novelyet. It is 1737, and the ailing Carolan, having completed an arduous pilgrimage,is returning home across a famine-ravaged Ireland. By his side is Owen Connor,his faithful companion. Master and servant, they are like Don Quixote and SanchoPanza, friends to the end.
A tender, funny, sad and utterly delightful storywith priceless dialogue on every page, Carolan’s Farewell is anote-perfect read.
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CHARLES FORAN is the acclaimed author of three novels, including House on Fire and Butterfly Lovers, and three non- iction works, including the Governor General’s Award finalist The Last House of Ulster. Born and raised in Toronto, he received an M.A. in Irish literature from the University College, Dublin. Foran lives in Peterborough, Ontario. Visit his website at www.charlesforan.com.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, Scarborough, ON, Canada, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # G72G04