US buzz for Red Sky in Morning
Hot on the heels of RED SKY IN MORNING’s selection by Publishers Weekly in the US as a 2013 BEA Buzz Book, Barbara Hoffert of the esteemed Library Journal has chosen the book as one of the publishing highlights of November. This is what she has to say about it:
“Night sky was black and then there was blood, morning crack of light on the edge of the earth.” That’s the opening line of Lynch’s debut novel, just another substantiation of the adage that the Irish can really, really write. If Dublin-based Lynch’s taut, absorbing, acerbically lyrical prose weren’t enough, there’s the intense and revelatory plot. Having killed a man in 1832 County Donegal whose father is an expert tracker now bent on vengeance, Coll Coyle goes on the run—all the way to the cholera-soaked work camps of the Philadelphia railroad. Lynch draws partly on actual events at a camp where recent evidence suggests that violence rather than illness led to the deaths of 57 Irish workers. Get it for all smart readers.