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Valiant gentlemen, Sabina Murray

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Valiant gentlemen
Title
Valiant gentlemen
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Sabina Murray
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Following her New York Times Editor's Choice collection of short stories Tales of the New World, historical fiction master Sabina Murray returns with an epic and bold novel of friendship and betrayal set across four continents and a 40-year time span In prose that is darkly humorous and alive with detail, Valiant Gentlemen reimagines the lives and intimate friendships of humanitarian and Irish patriot Roger Casement; his closest friend, Herbert Ward; and Ward's extraordinary wife, the Argentinian-American heiress Sarita Sanford. Valiant Gentlemen takes the reader on an intimate journey, from Ward and Casement's misadventurous youth in the Congo-where, among other things, they bore witness to an Irish whiskey heir's taste for cannibalism-to Ward's marriage to Sarita and their flourishing family life in France, to Casement's covert homosexuality and enduring nomadic lifestyle floating between his work across the African continent and involvement in Irish politics. When World War I breaks out, Casement and Ward's longstanding political differences finally come to a head and when Ward and his teenage sons leave to fight on the frontlines for England, Casement begins to work alongside the Germans to help free Ireland from British rule. What results is tragic and riveting, as both men are forced to confront notions of love and betrayal in the face of the vastly different tracks their lives have taken. Reminiscent of the work of Peter Carey and Michael Ondaatje, Valiant Gentlemen is a uniquely human account of some of early 20th century's larger historical figures from a "ravishing" (O Magazine) and "brilliant" (The Boston Globe) voice in fiction today"--
  • Humanitarian and Irish patriot Roger Casement and his closest friend Herbert Ward spent a misadventurous youth in the Congo, witnessing acts of cannibalism, among other things. Ward married Argentinian-American heiress Sarita Sanford, and they established a flourishing family life in France. Casement's covert homosexuality and nomadic lifestyle kept him floating between his work across the African continent and involvement in Irish politics. When World War I broke out, Casement and Ward's longstanding political differences finally come to a head, leading to results both tragic and riveting
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Title
Valiant gentlemen
Creator
Summary
A reimagining of the lives of Irish humanitarian Roger Casement, his friend Herbert Ward and Ward's Argentinean-American heiress wife, Sarita Sanford, traces Ward and Casement's misadventurous youth in the Congo through the political differences that tested their bond during World War I
Subject
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Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10539796
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.U787
LC item number
V35 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
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Sabina Murray
Valiant gentlemen, Sabina Murray

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