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The Abstainer

Ian McGuire

  • First edition
  • First printing
  • Signed by the author

The Abstainer is truly terrific – a can’t-put-down book. It’s no less than a tight ‘n spare ‘n suspense-filled noir novel, masterfully set in 1860s Britain and America. And like all superb historical novels, it seems as modern and as contemporary as this morning,” (Richard Ford).

 

From the acclaimed author of The North Water comes an epic story of revenge and obsession.

Stephen Doyle arrives in Manchester from New York. He is an Irish-American veteran of the Civil War and a member of the Fenians, a secret society intent on ending British rule in Ireland, by any means necessary. Now he has come to seek vengeance.

James O’Connor has fled grief and drink in Dublin for a sober start in Manchester as Head Constable. His mission is to discover and thwart the Fenians’ plans. When his long-lost nephew arrives on his doorstep, he never could have foreseen how this would imperil his fragile new life – or how his and Doyle’s fates would come to be intertwined.

 

  • ISBN 9781471163593
  • Title The Abstainer
  • Author Ian McGuire
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster
  • Binding Hardback
  • Publication date Thursday 1st January 1970
  • Width 15.3cm
  • Height 23.4cm
  • Number of pages 368

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