Long Island

Toibin, Colm
Long Island

Long Island

Toibin, Colm

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A novel of enormous wit and profound emotional resonance from one of the world's finest writers.

Eilis Lacey is Irish, married to Tony Fiorello, a plumber and one of four Italian American brothers, all of whom live in neighbouring houses on a cul-de-sac in Lindenhurst, Long Island, with their wives and children and Tony's parents. It is the spring of 1976 and Eilis, now in her forties with two teenage children, has no-one to rely on in this still-new country.

One day, an Irishman comes to the door asking for Eilis by name. He tells her that his wife is pregnant with Tony's child and that when the baby is born, he will not raise it but will leave it with her. Eilis has choices to make, and what she does in the wake of this shattering news is at the heart of one of Toibin's most riveting and emotional novels to date.


Praise for Long Island

'A masterful novel full of longing and regret ... Intensely moving and yet full of restraint' Douglas Stuart

'His best yet ... It reads like the tensest of stage plays, but with all the pleasures of interiority that the novel form allows. I haven't wanted to hug this many characters in a while' Naoise Dolan

Author:   Toibin, Colm
Publisher:   Pan Macmillan Australia
ISBN:  

9781761267734


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   30 April 2024
Bind Format:   Paperback
Availability:  
This item is in stock and will be dispatched immediately.

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A novel of enormous wit and profound emotional resonance from one of the world's finest writers.

Eilis Lacey is Irish, married to Tony Fiorello, a plumber and one of four Italian American brothers, all of whom live in neighbouring houses on a cul-de-sac in Lindenhurst, Long Island, with their wives and children and Tony's parents. It is the spring of 1976 and Eilis, now in her forties with two teenage children, has no-one to rely on in this still-new country.

One day, an Irishman comes to the door asking for Eilis by name. He tells her that his wife is pregnant with Tony's child and that when the baby is born, he will not raise it but will leave it with her. Eilis has choices to make, and what she does in the wake of this shattering news is at the heart of one of Toibin's most riveting and emotional novels to date.


Praise for Long Island

'A masterful novel full of longing and regret ... Intensely moving and yet full of restraint' Douglas Stuart

'His best yet ... It reads like the tensest of stage plays, but with all the pleasures of interiority that the novel form allows. I haven't wanted to hug this many characters in a while' Naoise Dolan

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Author:   Toibin, Colm
Publisher:   Pan Macmillan Australia
ISBN:  

9781761267734


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   30 April 2024
Bind Format:   Paperback
Availability:  
This item is in stock and will be dispatched immediately.
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