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The Empty Family
by Colm Toibin

Overview - On the heels of his bestselling and award-winning novel "Brooklyn," Colm Toibin returns with a stunning collection of stories--now available in paperback--"a book that's both a perfect introduction to Toibin and, for longtime fans, a bracing pleasure" ( "The Seattle Times" ).  Read more...

 
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Overview
On the heels of his bestselling and award-winning novel "Brooklyn," Colm Toibin returns with a stunning collection of stories--now available in paperback--"a book that's both a perfect introduction to Toibin and, for longtime fans, a bracing pleasure" ( "The Seattle Times" ).
Critics praised "Brooklyn" as a "beautifully rendered portrait of Brooklyn and provincial Ireland in the 1950s." In "The Empty Family," Toibin has extended his imagination further, offering an incredible range of periods and characters--people linked by love, loneliness, desire--"the unvarying dilemmas of the human heart" ( "The Observer," UK).
In the breathtaking long story "The Street," Toibin imagines a relationship between Pakistani workers in Barcelona--a taboo affair in a community ruled by obedience and silence. In "Two Women," an eminent and taciturn Irish set designer takes a job in her homeland and must confront emotions she has long repressed. "Silence" is a brilliant historical set piece about Lady Gregory, who tells the writer Henry James a confessional story at a dinner party.
Reviewed on the front page of "The New York Times Book Review," "The Empty Family" will further cement Toibin's status as "his generation's most gifted writer of love's complicated, contradictory power" ( "Los Angeles Times" ).

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781439195963
  • ISBN-10: 143919596X
  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Publish Date: January 2012
  • Page Count: 275


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