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Brooklyn : a novel

Autore: Colm Tóibín
Editore: New York : Scribner, 2009.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Fiction : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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In Ireland in the early 1950s, Eilis Lacey is one of many who cannot find work at home. Thus when a job is offered in America, it is clear to everyone that she must go. Leaving behind her family and country, Eilis heads for unfamiliar Brooklyn, and to a crowded boarding house where the landlady's intense scrutiny and the small jealousies of her fellow residents only deepen her isolation. Slowly, the pain of parting  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Psychological fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Tipo materiale: Fiction, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Colm Tóibín
ISBN: 9781439138311 1439138311 9781439148952 1439148953 9781439149829 1439149828
Numero OCLC: 262428686
Riconoscimenti: Costa Book Award, 2009.
Descrizione: 262 pages ; 22 cm
Responsabilità: Colm Tóibín.
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In Ireland in the early 1950s, Eilis Lacey is one of many who cannot find work at home. Thus when a job is offered in America, it is clear to everyone that she must go. Leaving behind her family and country, Eilis heads for unfamiliar Brooklyn, and to a crowded boarding house where the landlady's intense scrutiny and the small jealousies of her fellow residents only deepen her isolation. Slowly, the pain of parting is buried beneath the rhythms of her new life -- and finally, she begins to realize that she has found a sort of happiness. As she falls in love, news comes from home that forces her back to Enniscorthy -- not to the constrictions of her old life, but to new possibilities which conflict deeply with the life she has left behind in Brooklyn.

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Brooklyn is a new novel by Colm Toibin.It is now available in paperback , its ISBN is : 067091813x and its publisher is Viking. This enchanting novel is narrated in the third person but told from Eilis’s perspective. Set in Ireland after World War 11, Enniscorthy  was a poor and...
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