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In 1950, Katherine Proctor leaves Ireland for Barcelona, determined to escape her family and become a painter. There she meets Miguel, an anarchist veteran of the Spanish Civil War, and begins to build a life with him. But Katherine cannot escape her past, as Michael Graves, a fellow Irish émigré in Spain, forces her to reexamine all her relationships: to her lover, her art, and the homeland she only thought she knew.

The South is a novel of classic themes—of art and exile, and of the seemingly irreconcilable yearnings for love and freedom—to which Colm Tóibín brings a new, passionate sensitivity.

Synopsis:

The first highly acclaimed novel from an “immensely gifted and accomplished writer” (The Washington Post), about an Irishwoman who creates a new life in post-war Spain.

Set in the 1950s, this is the story of Katherine Proctor who “flees husband, child, and County Wexford (Ireland) for Spain. She, a Catalan lover, and another Irish emigre, painters all, fashion new worlds in their work while fighting past worlds in their lives” (Library Journal).

About the Author

Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including The Blackwater Lightship; The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; and The Testament of Mary, as well as two story collections. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781476704487
Author:
Toibin, Colm
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
man booker prize; ireland; wexford; dublin; inniscorthy; pen festival; lambda; gay fiction; irish fiction; literary fiction; costa book award; stanford; princeton; columbia; UT Austin; IMPAC award; the master; nora webster; brooklyn; nypl; new yorker; tes
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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"Synopsis" by , The first highly acclaimed novel from an “immensely gifted and accomplished writer” (The Washington Post), about an Irishwoman who creates a new life in post-war Spain.

Set in the 1950s, this is the story of Katherine Proctor who “flees husband, child, and County Wexford (Ireland) for Spain. She, a Catalan lover, and another Irish emigre, painters all, fashion new worlds in their work while fighting past worlds in their lives” (Library Journal).

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