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The Empty Family

Colm Toibin



Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945);
Short stories


224 pages

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In the nine captivating stories that make up The Empty Family, Colm Toibin 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 Toibin's stories manages to contain whole worlds: stories of fleeing the past and returning home, of family threads lost and ultimately regained.

By:   Colm Toibin
Imprint:   Picador
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 131mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   184g
ISBN:   9781742610542
ISBN 10:   1742610544
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   April 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Colm Toibin has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for The Blackwater Lightship (1999) and The Master (2004). The Master won The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2006. His most recent novel Brooklyn (2009), won the Costa Novel Award.

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