Empty Family, The
The Empty Family by Colm Toibin
first published in 2011, Paperback
The acclaimed author of the novels "The South" and "The Blackwater Lightship" presents a new collection of short stories.
"On the heels of his breakout success, the bestselling and award-winning novel Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín returns with a stunning collection of new stories, written in prose as “elegant in its simplicity as it is complex in the emotions it evokes” ( The New York Times Magazine ).
"Critics praised Brooklyn as a “beautifully rendered portrait of Brooklyn and provincial Ireland in the 1950s.” In The Empty Family, Tóibín has extended his imagination further, offering an incredible range of periods and characters—people linked by love, loneliness, desire—“the unvarying dilemmas of the human heart” ( The Observer, UK).
"Like Tóibín’s collection Mothers and Sons, reviewed on the front page ofThe New York Times Book Review, The Empty Family will further cement Tóibín’s status as “his generation’s most gifted writer of love’s complicated, contradictory power” (Floyd Skloot, Los Angeles Times ).
“Reading Tóibín is like watching an artist paint one small stroke after another until suddenly the finished picture emerges to shattering effect.” — The Times Literary Supplement (UK)
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