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Brooklyn By Colm Toibin

Brooklyn
by Colm Toibin

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It is Ireland in the early 1950s and for Eilis Lacey, as for so many young Irish girls, opportunities are scarce. So when her sister arranges for her to emigrate to New York, Eilis knows she must go, leaving behind her family and her home for the first time.
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Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Colm Toibin's Brooklyn is a devastating story of love, loss and one woman's terrible choice between duty and personal freedom.

It is Ireland in the early 1950s and for Eilis Lacey, as for so many young Irish girls, opportunities are scarce. So when her sister arranges for her to emigrate to New York, Eilis knows she must go, leaving behind her family and her home for the first time.

Arriving in a crowded lodging house in Brooklyn, Eilis can only be reminded of what she has sacrificed. She is far from home - and homesick. And just as she takes tentative steps towards friendship, and perhaps something more, Eilis receives news which sends her back to Ireland. There she will be confronted by a terrible dilemma - a devastating choice between duty and one great love.

'With this elating and humane novel, Colm Toibin has produced a masterwork' Sunday Times

'Unforgettable' Spectator

'The most compelling and moving portrait of a young woman I have read in a long time' Zoe Heller Guardian, Books of the Year

'Magnificent' Sunday Telegraph

'A work of such skill, understatement and sly jewelled merriment could haunt your life' Ali Smith TLS, Books of the Year

When you are finished why not read the companion novel Nora Webster.

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Brooklyn Reviews


With this elating and humane novel, Colm Toibin has produced a masterwork * Sunday Times *
The most compelling and moving portrait of a young woman I have read in a long time -- Zoe Heller * Guardian, Books of the Year *
A work of such skill, understatement and sly jewelled merriment could haunt your life -- Ali Smith * TLS, Books of the Year *
Suffused with humane depth, funny, affecting, deftly plotted ... a novel of magnificent accomplishment -- Peter Kemp * Sunday Times, Novel of the Year *
Brooklyn moved me more than any other book this year -- Nicholas Hytner * Observer, Books of the Year *
A beautifully crafted work that transformed ordinary lives into something extraordinary * Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year *
No book this year gave me greater pleasure -- Nell Freudenberger * Financial Times *
Not a sentence or a thought out of place. It takes over as his finest ficiton to date * Irish Times *
Remarkable freshness and immediacy ... with a lovely comedic lightness * Daily Mail *
A lovely, thoughtful book ... alive with authentic detail, moved along by the ripples of affection and doubt that shape any life: a novel that offers the reader serious pleasure * Daily Telegraph *
Tremendously moving and powerful * New Statesman *
Full of sly fun, lovely comic observation and an almost tangible pleasure in storytelling * Observer *
Refreshingly authentic . . . Eilis is so vivid it's difficult to believe she did not actually exist * Financial Times *

About Colm Toibin


Colm Toibin was born in Enniscorthy in 1955. He is the author of nine novels including The Master, Brooklyn, The Testament of Mary and Nora Webster. His work has been shortlisted for the Booker three times, has won the Costa Novel Award and the Impac Award. His most recent novel is House of Names. He has also published two collections of stories and many works of non-fiction. He lives in Dublin.

Additional information

GOR001650978
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Colm Toibin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2010-03-04
272
0141041749
9780141041742
Winner of Costa Novel Award 2009 Short-listed for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2011 Short-listed for Galaxy National Book Awards: International Author of the Year 2010
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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