Kindle Daily Deal! Troubles by J.G. Farrell for $1.99! #BookerWinner
‘Troubles‘ by J.G. Farrell (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is available at the specially discounted price of $1.99 on the US Kindle site.
Winner of the Lost Man Booker Prize
J. G. Farrell was born in England and moved to Ireland around the age of 12. Often mistaken for an Irish-born writer, this is mainly because Troubles, the first book of his Empire Trilogy (also including The Siege of Krishnapur and The Singapore Grip) takes a comical yet political and personal look at the realities of the Irish fight for independence against the might of the British Empire.
A reader follows Brendan Archer, a major in the British Army, to County Wicklow in Ireland, where he is supposed to meet the woman he thinks he will marry. When his plans do not turn out quite as he imagined, he decides to stay on at The Majestic – a crumbling coastal hotel – which holds a strange charm and many eccentric, often amusing, inhabitants.
Made into a film for television in 1988, Troubles is an involving and interesting read, both touching and enthralling.
Troubles is a hilarious and heartbreaking work by a modern master of the historical novel.
‘Troubles has everything: great story, compelling characters, believable dialogue and big ideas. It’s a book good enough to win the Booker in any year. Not just 1970.’ — John Crace GUARDIAN
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