The Quality of Mercy by Barry Unsworth

With historical sweep and deep pathos, Barry explores the struggles of five men from different societal positions whose mutual interactions affect their destinies

The Quality of Mercy, book, book club

The Quality of Mercy

This sequel to Sacred Hunger follows several men during the Industrial Revolution — capitalist, fugitive, miner, slave, aristocrat. As each tries to escape his position, their paths cross and destinies are altered.

The Quality of Mercy, Barry Unsworth, $29.