Jack O’Connell to Star in BBC ‘The North Water’ Adaptation

Jack O’Connell to Star in BBC ‘The North Water’ Adaptation

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Jack O’ Connell, of Godless fame, will star in the BBC’s adaptation of The North Water, Ian McGuire’s realist narrative dealing with the hunt and harvest of whales—which happens in north water (hence the title). The story takes place in the 1850s right before waling stopped being so acceptable. In 2016 , the novel made waves; it was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Chicago Tribune listed it as one of the best books of the year and so did the New York Times. McGuire likes realism and his novel is …