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The Empty Family
Author: Colm Toibin

ISBN: 9781742610542
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 April 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1 x 1.5
I imagined lamplight, shadows, soft voices, clothes put away, the low sound of late news on the radio. And I thought as I crossed the bridge at Baggot Street to face the last stretch of my own journey home that no matter what I had done, I had not done that.'

In the nine captivating stories that make up The Empty Family, Colm Toibin delineates with a tender and unique sensibility lives of unspoken or unconscious longing, of individuals, often willingly, cast adrift from their history.

From the young Pakistani immigrant who seeks some kind of permanence in a strange town to the Irish woman reluctantly returning to Dublin and discovering a city that refuses to acknowledge her long absence, each of Toibin's stories manages to contain whole worlds: stories of fleeing the past and returning home, of family threads lost and ultimately regained.

A stellar collection from one of the greatest writers in the English language.

About The Author

Colm Toibin was born in Ireland in 1955 and currently divides his time between Dublin a...

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