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Goldsboro Books

978-1529092394

Sparrow - May 2023 PREM1ER Edition

Sparrow - May 2023 PREM1ER Edition

by James Hynes

Publisher Picador

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About the book

Masterful in its portrayal of love, sex and friendship - The Observer
'Utterly engrossing, vivid and honest' - Emma Donoghue


Raised in a brothel at the edge of a dying empire, a boy of no known origin creates his own identity. He is Sparrow, who sings without reason and can fly from trouble. His world is a kitchen, a herb-scented garden, a loud and dangerous tavern, and the mysterious upstairs where the wolves prostitutes and slaves from every corner of the empire conduct their business.

He spends his days listening to stories told by his beloved mother Euterpe, running errands for her lover the cook, and dodging the blows of their brutal overseer and the machinations of the chief wolf, Melpomene. A hard fate awaits Sparrow, one that involves suffering, murder, mayhem, and the scattering of the women who have been his whole world.

Through meticulous research and bold imagination, James Hynes brings the entirety of the Roman city of Carthago Nova its markets, temples, taverns of the lowly and mansions of the rich to vivid, brutal life. Walking through lost places, hearing forgotten voices, this story belongs to the slave class that made an infamous empire function.

This is one of the most powerfully affecting and memorable characters of recent fiction.
This is Sparrow.

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About the Author

James Hynes

James Hynes is the author of six works of fiction, Sparrow, Next, Kings of Infinite Space, The Lecturer's Tale, Publish and Perish, and The Wild Colonial Boy. His essays and book reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Boston Review, and Salon.

A native of Michigan, he attended the University of Michigan and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has taught fiction writing at the University of Iowa, the University of Michigan, Miami University, Grinnell College, and the University of Texas. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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