A powerful romantic thriller that captures the euphoria of love and the devastation of betrayal within a tumultuous landscape.
'Moran's swift-moving narrative is sure to carry the reader in its currents.' -Publishers Weekly
'It's a story in which surface calm and ribald humor belie the fierce undertow of Joycean passion and politics' -The Washington Post
In his engrossing new novel, Thomas Moran deftly creates a heartbreaking story of singular love pitted against political passion. His spare, piercing language carries us to the harbour towns of southern Ireland as he paints a haunting portrait of the extraordinary beauty and inexorable violence of a divided country.
Una Moss has come a long way from the bewildered, lonely girl whose parents died in a tragic car accident when she was eight years old. Now a promising medical student, Una lives a carefree life, studying and socialising with her 'best girls'. Her world is shining with possibility, and when she meets Aidan Ferrell, an intriguing and charming architectural draughtsman, she thinks that at last she has found 'the one'. But who is this man she loves, this man whose touch can carry her like the sea?
Growing up in the quiet fishing village of Cobh, Una had only a vague idea that her 'grandda' was hiding something from her. But when he and his drinking cronies are suddenly implicated in a scheme to transport arms for the IRA, the dark secrets of her family's past seep into her life and transport her to a world in which political loyalties can turn even lovers and family members against each other. When her life spins out of control, Una learns the hardest lesson of all-how difficult it is for people genuinely to know and understand one another.
With an acute eye for detail, Water, Carry Me is a powerful romantic thriller that captures the euphoria of love within a tumultuous landscape.
Thomas Moran was formerly a magazine editor and, as a journalist, he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism. His previous critically acclaimed novels include The Man in the Box and The World I Made for Her. He lives in New York City and Woodstock, New York with his wife and son.
Thomas Moran was formerly a magazine editor and as a journalist he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism. He lives in NYC and Woodstock, New York with his wife and son.
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