Time and the Tree (Paperback)

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Description


A cross between Samuel Beckett and Aesop's Fables, it's a darkly funny, deceptively simple and deeply layered novel.

P>It has been described by Declan Kiberd - author of numerous books, including Inventing Ireland, and leading international authority on modern Irish literature - as "A genre-busting masterpiece, full of pacy storytelling, wry dialogue and philosophical challenge...It is funny, beautifully modulated and heart-rending. R is n Sorahan has written that rare thing nowadays - a book of passion and truth which will enthral and challenge every kind of reader. In contemplating some of life's deepest mysteries, it tells a story that is hopeful, honest and necessary."

Luke Gerwe - Associate Editor, PBS NewsHour, and formerly Managing Editor, Voice of Witness book series - said, "Time and the Tree is unlike anything I've read in contemporary literature - a beautiful fable fit for difficult and confusing days. This story is about teaching yourself to endure, what you might want to carry with you and what you probably should leave behind."


R is n Sorahan is an Irish writer currently living in Vermont. She has published numerous stories about her wanderings across six continents. Prior to becoming a nomad writer, she pursued a decade long career in public relations. She holds a Master of Letters from Trinity College Dublin, specializing in Samuel Beckett.

For further information, visit roisinsorahan.com


About the Author


Róisín Sorahan is an Irish author currently living in Vermont. She has published numerous stories about her adventures on the road, as well as life as an English teacher in China. Prior to becoming a nomad writer, she pursued a decade-long career in public relations. She holds a Master of Letters from Trinity College Dublin, specializing in Samuel Beckett. Time and the Tree is her debut novel. For travel essays, interviews, reviews and more on Time and the Tree, visit www.roisinsorahan.com

Praise For…


"A genre-busting masterpiece, full of pacy storytelling, wry dialogue and philosophical challenge. It shows a heightened awareness of the promises of language as portals into the deepest reflections. It is funny, beautifully modulated and heart-rending. Róisín Sorahan has written that rare thing nowadays - a book of passion and truth which will enthral and challenge every kind of reader. In contemplating some of life's deepest mysteries, it tells a story that is hopeful, honest and necessary." - Declan Kiberd - author of Inventing Ireland and After Ireland, Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, and leading authority on modern Irish literature.

Time and the Tree is unlike anything I’ve read in contemporary literature – a beautiful fable fit for difficult and confusing days. This story is about teaching yourself to endure, what you might want to carry with you and what you probably should leave behind.”
- Luke Gerwe - Associate Editor, PBS NewsHour, and formerly Managing Editor, Voice of Witness book series

"Sorahan's...ability to bring to life some basic tenets of existence and the existential questions many come to feel during the course of a lifetime creates an insightful read on the level of The Velveteen Rabbit classic.
- Midwest Book Review

"A story filled with imagination told in the most lucid wonderful language.”
- Damien Brennan - Yeats International Summer School, Sligo, Ireland
Product Details
ISBN: 9781955196635
ISBN-10: 195519663X
Publisher: Adelaide Books LLC
Publication Date: September 6th, 2021
Pages: 282
Language: English