The Empty Family
by Colm Toibin


Overview - On the heels of his bestselling and award-winning novel Brooklyn , Colm T ib n returns with a stunning collection of stories--now available in paperback--"a book that's both a perfect introduction to T ib n 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 T ib n returns with a stunning collection of stories--now available in paperback--"a book that's both a perfect introduction to T ib n 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, T ib n 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," T ib n 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 T ib n'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
  • Dimensions: 8.04 x 5.28 x 0.65 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.52 pounds


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