Prophet Song


by Lynch, Paul | Fiction
Published 02/05/2024 by Oneworld Publications in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 320 pages

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Following a scientist whose husband is taken away by the newly formed Irish secret police, the award-winning author of Beyond the Sea and Grace spins a finely-wrought and terrifying vision of Ireland in the grip of a tyrannical government.

The explosive literary sensation: a mother faces a terrible choice as Ireland slides into totalitarianism

On a dark, wet evening in Dublin, scientist and mother-of-four Eilish Stack answers her front door to find the GNSB on her step. Two officers from Ireland’s newly formed secret police are here to interrogate her husband, a trade unionist.

Ireland is falling apart. The country is in the grip of a government turning towards tyranny and when her husband disappears, Eilish finds herself caught within the nightmare logic of a society that is quickly unravelling.

How far will she go to save her family? And what – or who – is she willing to leave behind?

Exhilarating, terrifying and propulsive, Prophet Song is a work of breathtaking originality, offering a devastating vision of a country at war and a deeply human portrait of a mother’s fight to hold her family together.