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.
The Heather Blazing: A NovelScribner #ad - The result is a novel of stunning power, “seductive and absorbing” USA Today. With effortless fluency, ” his wife, colm tóibín reconstructs the history of Eamon’s relationships—with his father, his first “girl, and the children who barely know him—and he writes about Eamon’s affection for the Irish coast with such painterly skill that the land itself becomes a character.
The Heather Blazing: A Novel #ad - Colm tóibín’s second “lovely, understated” novel that “proceeds with stately grace” The Washington Post Book World about an uncompromising judge whose principles, when brought home to his own family, are tragic. Eamon redmond is a judge in ireland’s high court, a completely legal creature who is just beginning to discover how painfully unconnected he is from other human beings.
The Blackwater Lightship: A NovelScribner #ad - The six of them, from different generations and with different beliefs, are forced to plumb the shoals of their own histories and to come to terms with each other. The blackwater lightship is a beautifully written, deeply resonant story about three generations of an estranged family reuniting to mourn a tragic, untimely death.
The Blackwater Lightship: A Novel #ad - Helen, and her grandmother dora have come together, Declan, her mother Lily, to tend to Helen's beloved brother, after a decade of estrangement, who is dying of AIDS. It is ireland in the early 1990s. In spare, luminous prose, colm Tóibín explores the nature of love and the complex emotions inside a family at war with itself.
But most of all, it is a novel about the incomparable capacity of stories to heal the deepest wounds. His fourth novel is about morals and manners, and the clashes of culture and personality. Under the crumbling roof of Dora's old house, Declan's two friends join the women as each waits for the end.
Nora Webster: A NovelScribner #ad - Wounded, strong-willed, nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, selfish, who have lost their father. Miraculous. Tóibín portrays nora with tremendous sympathy and understanding” Ron Charles, The Washington Post.
From one of contemporary literature’s bestselling, fear, and beloved authors: a “luminous” novel Jennifer Egan, critically acclaimed, and finding her own voice—“heartrendingly transcendant” The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review about a fiercely compelling young widow navigating grief, and longing, Janet Maslin.
Nora Webster: A Novel #ad - Set in wexford, memorable, ireland, Colm Tóibín’s magnificent seventh novel introduces the formidable, and deeply moving Nora Webster. Yet she has moments of stunning insight and empathy, engagement, and when she begins to sing again, she finds solace, after decades, a haven—herself. And now she fears she may be sucked back into it.
Nora webster “may actually be a perfect work of fiction” los angeles times, by a “beautiful and daring” writer The New York Times Book Review at the zenith of his career, able to “sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations” USA TODAY. Widowed at forty, nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, with four children and not enough money, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born.
The Master: A NovelScribner #ad - Colm tóibín’s beautiful, subtle illumination of henry James’s inner life” The New York Times captures the loneliness and hope of a master of psychological subtlety whose forays into intimacy inevitably fail those he tried to love. Beautiful and profoundly moving, rome, the master tells the story of Henry James, a man born into one of America’s first intellectual families who leaves his country in the late nineteenth century to live in Paris, Venice, and London among privileged artists and writers.
With stunningly resonant prose, “the master is unquestionably the work of a first-rate novelist: artful, moving, and very beautiful” The New York Times Book Review. The emotional intensity of this portrait is riveting.
The Empty Family: StoriesScribner #ad - Colm tóibín’s exquisitely written new stories, set in present-day Ireland, are about people linked by love, 1970s Spain and nineteenthcentury England, loneliness and desire. Tóibín is a master at portraying mute emotion, intense intimacies that remain unacknowledged or unspoken. In this stunning collection, he cements his status as “his generation’s most gifted writer of love’s complicated, contradictory power” Los Angeles Times.
And in the breathtaking long story “the street, ” Tóibín imagines a startling relationship between two Pakistani workers in Barcelona—a taboo affair in a community ruled by obedience and silence. As the new york review of books has said, Tóibín “understands the tenuousness of love and comfort—and, after everything, its necessity.
The Empty Family: Stories #ad - ”. The new spain” is the story of an intransigent woman who returns home after a decade in exile and shatters the fragile peace her family has forged in the post-Franco world. Silence” is a brilliant historical set piece about Lady Gregory, widowed and abandoned by her lover, who tells the writer Henry James a confessional story at a dinner party.
In “two women, takes a job in her homeland, aloof and prickly, ” an eminent Irish set designer, and is forced to confront devastating emotions she has long repressed. Tóibín’s characters are often difficult and combative, compelled to disguise their vulnerability and longings. Yet he unmasks them, and in doing so offers us a set of extraordinarily moving stories that remind us of the fragility and individuality of human life.
The Story of the Night: A NovelScribner #ad - The result is a powerful, death, brave, and poignant novel of sex, and the diffculties of connecting one's inner life with the outside world. Richard garay lives with his mother, hiding his sexuality from her and from society. From the award-winning author of Brooklyn and The Master, brave, a powerful, and moving novel set in Argentina.
The Story of the Night: A Novel #ad - In argentina, the streets are empty at night, in the time of the Generals, and people have trained themselves not to see. Stifled by his job, Richard is willing to take chances, both sexually and professionally. But argentina is changing, and as his country edges toward peace, Richard tentatively begins a love affair.
Mothers and Sons: StoriesScribner #ad - Winner of numerous awards for his fifth novel, the master -- including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award -- Tóibín brings to this stunning first collection an acute understanding of human frailty and longing. A man buries his mother and converts his grief to desire in one night.
And in "a long winter, " colm tóibín's finest piece of cction to date, a young man searches for his mother in the snow-covered mountains where she has sought escape from the husband who controls and confines her. Many are trapped in lives they would not choose again, if they ever chose at all. A famous singer captivates an audience, yet cannot beguile her own estranged son.
Mothers and Sons: Stories #ad - These are haunting, profoundly moving stories by a writer who is himself a master. With exquisite grace and eloquence, by unspoken emotions, Tóibín writes of men and women bound by convention, by the stronghold of the past. Each of the nine stories in this beautifully written, intensely intimate collection centers on a transformative moment that alters the delicate balance of power between mother and son, or changes the way they perceive one another.
House of Names: A NovelScribner #ad - Louis dispatch from the thrilling imagination of bestselling, award-winning Colm Tóibín comes a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra and her children—“brilliant…gripping…high drama…made tangible and graphic in Tóibín’s lush prose” Booklist, starred review. I have been acquainted with the smell of death.
So begins clytemnestra’s tale of her own life in ancient Mycenae, the legendary Greek city from which her husband King Agamemnon left when he set sail with his army for Troy. Clytemnestra rules mycenae now, along with her new lover Aegisthus, and together they plot the bloody murder of Agamemnon on the day of his return after nine years at war.
A washington post notable fiction book of the year * Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, St. And it is the story of the vengeful electra, who watches over her mother and Aegisthus with cold anger and slow calculation, until, on the return of her brother, she has the fates of both of them in her hands.
House of names “is a disturbingly contemporary story of a powerful woman caught between the demands of her ambition and the constraints on her gender…Never before has Tóibín demonstrated such range, ” The Washington Post. Told in four parts, this is a fiercely dramatic portrait of a murderess, who will herself be murdered by her own son, Orestes.
House of Names: A Novel #ad - He brings a modern sensibility and language to an ancient classic, so that we not only believe Clytemnestra’s thirst for revenge, and gives this extraordinary character new life, but applaud it. It is orestes’s story, too: his capture by the forces of his mother’s lover Aegisthus, his escape and his exile.
BarcelonaVintage #ad - In these pages, magnates, robert hughes scrolls through barcelona's often violent history; tells the stories of its kings, poets, and revolutionaries; and ushers readers through municipal landmarks that range from Antoni Gaudi's sublimely surreal cathedral to a postmodern restaurant with a glass-walled urinal.
A monumentally informed and irresistibly opinionated guide to the most un-Spanish city in Spain, from the bestselling author of The Fatal Shore. The result is a work filled with the attributes of Barcelona itself: proportion, humor, and seny—the Catalan word for triumphant common sense.
The Best Thing That Can Happen To A CroissantCanongate Books #ad - An easy-riding, ball-busting comedy of bad manners, this is one of the most surprising and entertaining literary debuts of recent years. Pablo baloo miralles, useless and flatulent thirty-year-old, a fat, is the black sheep of his obscenely wealthy family. While he dedicates his days to online philosophy chatrooms and his nights to whatever pleasures he can find, 'The First, his brother, ' is president of his booming family business.
But, when 'the first' suddenly disappears, pablo finds himself being sucked into a hair-raising, mind-bending adventure - an adventure in which he must use all of his well-honed survival instincts to come out alive.