Academy street
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Status
Central - Adult Fiction
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Format
Book
Edition
First American edition.
Physical Desc
145 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780374100520, 0374100527

Notes

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"A vibrant, intimate, hypnotic portrait of one woman's life, from an important new writer. Tess Lohan is the kind of woman that we meet and fail to notice every day. A single mother. A nurse. A quiet woman, who nonetheless feels things acutely--a woman with tumultuous emotions and few people to share them with. Academy Street is Mary Costello's luminous portrait of a whole life. It follows Tess from her girlhood in western Ireland through her relocation to America and her life there, concluding with a moving reencounter with her Irish family after forty years of exile. The novel has a hypnotic pull and a steadily mounting emotional force. It speaks of disappointments but also of great joy. It shows how the signal events of the last half century affect the course of a life lived in New York City. Anne Enright has said that Costello's first collection of stories, The China Factory, "has the feel of work that refused to be abandoned; of stories that were written for the sake of getting something important right. Her writing has the kind of urgency that the great problems demand" (The Guardian). Academy Street is driven by this same urgency. In sentence after sentence it captures the rhythm and intensity of inner life"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Costello, M. (2015). Academy street (First American edition.). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Costello, Mary, 1963-. 2015. Academy Street. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Costello, Mary, 1963-. Academy Street New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Costello, Mary. Academy Street First American edition., Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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