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The Resource Brooklyn : a novel, Colm Tóibín

Brooklyn : a novel, Colm Tóibín

Label
Brooklyn : a novel
Title
Brooklyn
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colm Tóibín
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Awards note
Winner of Costa Book Award, 2009.
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tóibín, Colm
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish
  • Women immigrants
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Ireland
Label
Brooklyn : a novel, Colm Tóibín
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in hardcover by the same publisher in 2009
  • Includes a preview of Colm Toibin's novel Nora Webster
  • Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1628649
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
This Scribner trade paperback edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781501106477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1628649
  • (Sirsi) 1628649
  • (OCoLC)894747250
Label
Brooklyn : a novel, Colm Tóibín
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in hardcover by the same publisher in 2009
  • Includes a preview of Colm Toibin's novel Nora Webster
  • Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1628649
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
This Scribner trade paperback edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781501106477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1628649
  • (Sirsi) 1628649
  • (OCoLC)894747250

Library Locations

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