Book ‘The Colony’ by Audrey Magee

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In 1979, as violence erupts all over Ireland, two outsiders travel to a small island off the west coast in search of their own answers, despite what it may cost the islanders. It is the summer of 1979. An English painter travels to a small island off the west coast of Ireland. Mr. Lloyd takes the last leg by currach, though boats with engines are available and he doesn’t much like the sea. He wants the authentic experience, to be changed by this place, to let its quiet and light fill him, give him room to create. He doesn’t know that a Frenchman follows close behind. Jean-Pierre Masson has visited the island for many years, studying the language of those who make it their home. He is fiercely protective of their isolation, deems it essential...
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 17, 2022)  Pages: 384 pages  ISBN-10: 0374606528  ISBN-13: 978-0374606527  ASIN:‎ B094PTL9QT

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Author’s biography: Audrey Magee was born in Ireland and lives in Wicklow. Her first novel, The Undertaking, was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, for France’s Festival du Premier Roman and for the Irish Book Awards. It was also nominated for the Dublin Literary Award and the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. The Undertaking was translated into ten languages and is being adapted for film. Her second novel, The Colony, published in 2022, has already been optioned for film and is receiving stellar reviews around the world. For those reviews, readings and interviews with Audrey, please visit her website www.audreymagee.com