Colm Tóibín's new collection is the work of an author at the peak of his writing powers
( The Times )
Always deeply moving, the stories here - like the surf-washed pebbles on that Wexford beach - will be read for meaning and enjoyed for their shape and sound for ages to come
( Tribune )
Exquisite . . . The chief reason to read these stories is the peculiar power of Colm Tóibín's prose
( Telegraph )
( Sunday Times )
Tóibín's deceptively straightforward style continues to manage somehow to encompass both lucidity and ambiguity, precision and poetry
( Irish Times )
( Metro, Fiction of the Week )
'I imagined lamplight, shadows, soft voices, clothes put away, the low sound of late news on the radio. And I thought as I crossed the bridge at Baggot Street to face the last stretch of my own journey home that no matter what I had done, I had not done that.'
In the captivating stories that make up The Empty Family Colm Tóibín delineates with a tender and unique sensibility lives of unspoken or unconscious longing, of individuals, often willingly, cast adrift from their history.
From the young Pakistani immigrant who seeks some kind of permanence in a strange town to the Irish woman reluctantly returning to Dublin and discovering a city that refuses to acknowledge her long absence each of Tóibín's stories manage to contain whole worlds: stories of fleeing the past and returning home, of family threads lost and ultimately regained.
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Descripción London: Viking Penguin, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. First printing. A little bumping else fine in fine dust jacket. Dust jacket in protective cover. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 9432
Descripción Viking - Penguin, London, 2010. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. First Edition. A fine unread 1st impression in a fine dustwrapper, Signed by the Author on the title page. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 005713
Descripción Viking, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0670918172