Monday, November 9, 2020
A Thousand Moons
Continuation. In a novel titled, A Thousand Moons, Sebastian Barry continues exploring lives he introduced in his novel titled, Days Without End. The protagonist is Winona Cole, a Lakota Sioux orphan, raised by Thomas McNulty and Thomas Cole, former Union soldiers. The setting is Tennessee after the Civil War. With finely written spare prose, Barry leads readers to fall in love with Winona, who is at the receiving end of terror, cruelty and prejudice. Barry helps readers come to terms with aspects of our past and exposes the reality behind comfortable myths. Winona is a terrific character that this reader and many others will remember for a long time. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase A Thousand Moons from amazon.com.