Much of life is unknown. Most of the world can be uncharted. There are numerous uncertainties that continue to anger man, and we have become a society enthusiastic about seeking the fact. People believe that truth is untouchable. There is an awareness that fact does not transform; people modify after discovering the truth. Although this may keep true in instances just like universal laws of mathematics or research, it is not the case in history or perhaps in human memory. Sebastian Barry details this issue through the book's numerous characters, and particularly throughout the three sounds of Roseanne McNulty, Fr. Gaunt and Dr . Grene. Barry usually spends little time explaining the characters' emotions, and instead leaves that to beautifully poetic the entire describing only the situations themselves, which give the reader the pleasure and the challenge of unwinding Roseanne's complex and interesting history. Roseanne's account sifts through her century of collected remembrances while filtering out parts of her lifestyle, which cell phone calls the reader to question the validity of her assertions. Is she a historian chronicling the past or an author creating fiction? On the end of the novel, she confesses that her remembrances and her imaginings are " laying deeply inside the same place" and that the procedure for excavating all of them is problematic. Roseanne's tone is immediate, colloquial and full of self-corrections. She admits that every thing she recalls " will not be real" and this she has " taken haven in other extremely hard histories, in dreams, in fantasies". Roseanne points out himself, " No-one has the monopoly on fact... not even me... ". One begins to wonder if perhaps it really is Roseanne's exceptional delivery from the storyline that is certainly important, and not the unraveling of the truth itself. Everyone notices different details in a situation, and can translate them differently. They may only see areas of an event and for that reason make probably conflicting results. When background is very subjective and recollection is sketchy, can we...