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Brooklyn (2009) [Novel]
by Colm Tóibín Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

It is Enniscorthy in the southeast of Ireland in the early 1950s. Eilis Lacey is one among many of her generation who cannot find work at home. Thus when a job is offered in America, it is clear to everyone that she must go. Leaving her family and country, Eilis heads for unfamiliar Brooklyn, and to a crowded boarding house where the landlady’s intense scrutiny and the small jealousies of her fellow residents only deepen her isolation.

Slowly, however, the pain of parting is buried beneath the rhythms of her new life — until she begins to realize that she has found a sort of happiness. As she falls in love, news comes from home that forces her back to Enniscorthy, not to the constrictions of her old life, but to new possibilities which conflict deeply with the life she has left behind in Brooklyn.

In the quiet character of Eilis Lacey, Colm Tóibín has created one of fiction’s most memorable heroines and in Brooklyn, a luminous novel of devastating power. Tóibín demonstrates once again his astonishing range and that he is a true master of nuanced prose, emotional depth, and narrative virtuosity.

Original title: Brooklyn
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And MulticulturalImmigrant
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Brooklyn

Brooklyn (2009)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Brooklyn (May 2009)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Toronto, ON
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771085369
Pages: 272

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