Beyond the Sea

Pages: 192
Subject: Fiction
Imprint: Oneworld

Beyond the Sea

Paul Lynch

A powerful new novel from the author of Grace, winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year
9781786076489 (29 Aug 2019)
RRP £12.99

The Book

When fishermen Bolivar and Hector set sail from their South American village, they soon find themselves cast adrift in the Pacific Ocean by a sudden storm. As the days pass and no rescue materialises, the two men must come to terms with each other, and with their environment, if they are to survive.

Part gripping survival story, part fearless existential parable, Beyond the Sea is a meditation on what it means to be a man, a friend, a father and a sinner in our fallen world, a powerful and redemptive novel from a master of lyrical prose. 

Additional Information

Subject Fiction
Pages 192
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Paul Lynch is the author of the novels Red Sky in Morning, The Black Snow and Grace. He won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2018 for his third novel, Grace, which was also shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction & the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing 2018. The Black Snow won France's Prix Libr'à Nous for Best Foreign Novel, and was a finalist for the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger (Best Foreign Book Prize). He lives in Dublin with his wife and daughter. His website is


‘Combining the sensibilities of a Joseph Conrad or a Cormac McCarthy with the poetic intensity of an Emily Dickinson, this rich, raw, and powerful seascape by Paul Lynch throws the sea's storms and the sea's light into the darkest corners of human consciousness. An astonishing achievement.'

- Jane Urquhart, author of The Night Stages

‘A powerful, heart-breaking story of friendship forged in the most extreme conditions. With its echoes of Greek myth, it yields up those small moments of grace that are deeply transformative.'

- Mary Costello, author of Academy Street

‘A novelist with the eye and the ear and the heart of an absolute master. Paul Lynch is peerless.'

- Donal Ryan, author of From a Low and Quiet Sea

‘Lynch makes the page sing like the old masters.'

- Philipp Meyer, author of The Son

‘One of his generation's very finest writers.'

- Ron Rash, author of Serena

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