Second Novel by Charles McNamara.
Ireland, 1860 – Fiddler’s Lament is the saga of a poor but gifted Irish fiddler who fights to hold onto every good thing in his life in the midst of the British Genocide. His parents are killed, his fiddle is taken away, his childhood sweetheart is exiled to Canada. He survives the dangerous voyage to Canada, death in combat during the American Civil War, and imprisonment. His goal is to be accepted as a respected citizen of his new country, a position he could have never achieved in Ireland. His refusal to give up, and the clever ways he and his sweetheart approach their new life defines what, for them, is sacred and what is nonsense.