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In the quiet character of Eilis Lacey, Colm Tibn has created one of fictions most memorable heroines and in Brooklyn, a luminous novel of devastating power. Tibn demonstrates once again his astonishing range and that he is a true master of nuanced prose, emotional depth, and narrative virtuosity.

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Denise Morland, October 6, 2009 (view all comments by Denise Morland)
In Brooklyn, Colm Toibin explores the immigrant experience through a shy, but ambitious Irish girl. Elisie is sent to America by her mother and older sister in hopes that she will find the bright future that eludes her in her small Irish town. At first, Eilise just wants to stay close to her family but as she begins to have new, exciting experiences she relishes her new freedom. When she is unexpectedly called home she has to choose between her new life and her old one.

This book is so much more then the plot suggests. Though the surprise ending keeps you interested, it is the beautiful, lyrical language that will have you savoring each line. Toibin brings to life the the sea voyage in third class cabins, the parish dances, and the stuffy boarding house. The audio version is beautifully read by Kirsten Potter. She does a great job of evoking the homesickness and loneliness of a young girl on her own for the first time.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781433291906
Author:
Toibin, Colm
Publisher:
Blackstone Audiobooks
Read by:
Potter, Kirsten
Read:
Potter, Kirsten
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.70x5.20x.70 in. .35 lbs.
Media Run Time:
450

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"Synopsis" by , In the quiet character of Eilis Lacey, Colm Tibn has created one of fictions most memorable heroines and in Brooklyn, a luminous novel of devastating power. Tibn demonstrates once again his astonishing range and that he is a true master of nuanced prose, emotional depth, and narrative virtuosity.
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