[Culture] Book Club: "Prophet Song" by Paul Lynch

  • 18/04/2024
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles


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Full Circle Book Club
hosted by Eleonora Balsano

Prophet Song
by Paul Lynch

Culture Thurs 18th April / 7:30-9 pm

Monthly meet up to discuss a great read, along with drinks & good company

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 Eilish can only watch helplessly as the world she knew disappears. When first her husband and then her eldest son vanish, Eilish finds herself caught within the nightmare logic of a collapsing society.
How far will she go to save her family? And what – or who – is she willing to leave behind?


Paul Lynch is the internationally-acclaimed, prize-winning author of five novels: Prophet Song, Beyond the Sea, Grace, The Black Snow and Red Sky in the Morning, and the winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2018, among other prizes. Paul Lynch was born in Limerick in 1977, grew up in Co Donegal, and lives in Dublin. He was previously the chief film critic of Ireland’s Sunday Tribune newspaper from 2007 to 2011, and wrote regularly for The Sunday Times on cinema.

Prophet Song was published to ravishing praise in August 2023 and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. John Boyne in The Sunday Independent called Prophet Song "entirely original". The Observer called the book "a crucial book for our current times... brilliant, haunting". The TLS called it "thunderously powerful". The Guardian called it "an urgent, important read". The Literary Review called the book "a masterly novel".

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