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4%OFFColm Tóibín - Brooklyn - 9780241975893 - V9780241975893
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Brooklyn

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Description for Brooklyn Paperback. 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. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 112 x 180 x 19. Weight in Grams: 154.
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. ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Penguin
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
Number of Pages
272
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780241975893
SKU
V9780241975893
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 4 to 8 working days
Ref
99-17

About Colm Tóibín
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 ... Read more

Reviews for Brooklyn
Refreshingly authentic . . . Eilis is so vivid it's difficult to believe she did not actually exist
Financial Times
Full of sly fun, lovely comic observation and an almost tangible pleasure in storytelling
Observer
Tremendously moving and powerful
New Statesman
A lovely, thoughtful book ... alive with authentic detail, moved along by the ... Read more

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