The Killing Snows
The defining Novel of the Great Irish Famine
The snow lay deep and undisturbed. Many of the features of the landscape had disappeared under gentle curves of snow. The two men fought their way back to the Works without their animals. After the hedges gave out, it was almost impossible to follow the line of the road. When they arrived, there were less than twenty people there, and no fires. One man lay in the snow, face down.
This book is fiction. The story that inspired it was not.
In 1990, a box of very old documents was found on a small farm in the west of Ireland. They had been stored for well over a hundred years and told an incredible story of suffering, of love and of courage.
In 1846, a young couple met during the worst days of the Great Irish Famine. The Killing Snows is a way to imagine what led to their meeting and what followed from it.
‘Poweful and compelling’
Sarah Hackett, The Irish Post
‘Famine novel likened to Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath.’
‘A vital reminder of the fragility of life, love and survival.’
The Irish Post
Title: The Killing Snows
Author: Charles Egan
ISBN: Paperback 978-1-78132-057-0 / ePub eBook 978-1-78132-058-7
RRP: Paperback £13.99 / eBook £5.99
Category: Fiction / Historical Fiction
229mm x 152mm