Jack’s Western Bundle includes Black Robe by Brian Moore, A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry and In the Distance by Hernan Diaz.
In A Thousand Moons Winona a young Lakota orphan is adopted by former soldiers Thomas McNulty and John Cole. Living with Thomas and John on the farm they work in 1870s Tennessee, she is educated and loved, forging a life for herself beyond the violence and dispossession of her past. But the fragile harmony of her unlikely family unit, in the aftermath of the Civil War, is soon threatened by a further traumatic event, one which Winona struggles to confront, let alone understand. Told in Sebastian Barry’s rare and masterly prose, A Thousand Moons is a powerful, moving study of one woman’s journey, of her determination to write her own future, and of the enduring human capacity for love.
In Black Robe a Jesuit priest and his aid are guided through the wilds of New France by Algonkian Indians. Laforgue felt his body tremble. What can be keeping them? Has the Commandant refused? Why has he not sent for me? Is this God’s punishment for my lie about my hearing? Father Laforgue, an idealistic Jesuit, embarks on a desparate mission to relieve an isolated priest in danger of his life in the wilds of seventeenth-century New France. Black Robe is a tautly suspenseful tale of physical and spiritual adventure , and a meditation on good and evil in the human heart.
In the Distance is a novel about radical foreignness – about being lost in a country that does not yet exist. As Håkan confronts desert and mountains, he is thrown between the threat of violence and devastating loneliness, all the while keeping the image of his brother, and the hope of companionship, in the distance.
The book bundle comes beautifully wrapped in brown craft paper and a green Daunt Books ribbon, making it a perfect gift.