Paul Lynch’s first three novels Red Sky in Morning (2013),The Black Snow (2014) and Grace (2019) have confirmed his position as one of the best authors writing today. A master of language and rhythm, his latest book Beyond the Sea is (being) published in French this September. Based partly on true events, it is the haunting story of two South American fishermen, Bolivar and Hector, who go to sea before a catastrophic storm because the former needs cash. Ambitious and profoundly moving, Beyond the Sea explores what it means to be a man, a friend, and a sinner in our fallen world. With evocative prose, Lynch crafts a suspenseful drama that refuses sentimentality or easy answers. Instead, Beyond the Sea is a hard-won and intimate rendering of the extremities of human life, both physical and mental.
"Mesmerising" The Wall Street Journal
“Frightening but beautiful” The Guardian
“Echoes of Melville, Dostoyevsky and William Golding” The Sunday Times
"Masterly" Sebastian Barry who selected Beyond the Sea as Book of the Year 2019 in the Irish Independent