Brooklyn: A Novel

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From the award-winning author of The Master, a hauntingly compelling novel—by far Tóibín’s most accessible book—set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s about a young woman torn between her family in Ireland and the american who wins her heart.Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the years following World War Two. Though skilled at bookkeeping, Eilis cannot find a proper job in the miserable Irish economy. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn visits the household and offers to sponsor Eilis in America—to live and work in a Brooklyn neighborhood "just like Ireland"—she realizes she must go, leaving her fragile mother and sister behind. Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and studies accounting at Brooklyn College, and, when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, a blond Italian, slowly wins her over with persistent charm. He takes Eilis to Coney Island and Ebbets Field, and home to dinner in the two-room apartment he shares with his brothers and parents. Eilis is in love. But just as she begins to consider what this means, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her new life. With the emotional resonance of Alice McDermott’s At Weddings and Wakes, Brooklyn is by far Tóibín’s most inviting, engaging novel.
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9781439138311
9781439148952
9781481568821
9788426402899
9781501106477
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display_description "Con la templanza, el virtuosismo y la perspicacia psicológica del maestro contemporáneo que es, Colm Tóibín, uno de los mejores escritores irlandeses de nuestros días, ha construido una historia estremecedora sobre el destino cuya diáfana superficie esconde un fondo donde se abisma una complejidad inagotable. Eilis Lacey es una chica de familia humilde que, como tantos otros, no encuentra trabajo en el pequeño pueblo del sudeste de Irlanda en el que vive. Por ello, cuando se le ofrece un puesto en Norteamérica no duda en aceptarlo. Poco a poco, Eilis se abre paso en el Brooklyn de los años cincuenta y, a despecho de la nostalgia y los rigores del exilio, encuentra incluso un primer amor y la promesa de una nueva vida. Inesperadamente, sin embargo, trágicas noticias de Irlanda le obligan a regresa y enfrentarse a todo aquello de lo que ha huido." - Amazon.
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subject_facet Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Brooklyn (Nueva York, N.Y.) -- Historia -- Siglo XX -- Novela, Homecoming -- Fiction, Ireland -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Irish -- United States -- Fiction, Irish fiction, Irlanda -- Historia -- Siglo XX -- Novela, Irlandés -- Estados Unidos -- Novela, Mujeres inmigrantes -- Novela, Spanish language materials, Women immigrants -- Fiction
title_display Brooklyn : a novel
title_full Brooklyn / Colm Tóibín ; traducción de Ana Andrés Lleó, Brooklyn : a novel / Colm Tóibín, Brooklyn A Novel
title_short Brooklyn :
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature