Brooklyn (Paperback)Colm Toibin (author)
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
The most compelling and moving portrait of a young woman I have read in a long time -- Zoe Heller * Guardian, Books of the Year *
A work of such skill, understatement and sly jewelled merriment could haunt your life -- Ali Smith * TLS, Books of the Year *
Suffused with humane depth, funny, affecting, deftly plotted ... a novel of magnificent accomplishment -- Peter Kemp * Sunday Times, Novel of the Year *
Brooklyn moved me more than any other book this year -- Nicholas Hytner * Observer, Books of the Year *
A beautifully crafted work that transformed ordinary lives into something extraordinary * Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year *
No book this year gave me greater pleasure -- Nell Freudenberger * Financial Times *
Not a sentence or a thought out of place. It takes over as his finest ficiton to date * Irish Times *
Remarkable freshness and immediacy ... with a lovely comedic lightness * Daily Mail *
A lovely, thoughtful book ... alive with authentic detail, moved along by the ripples of affection and doubt that shape any life: a novel that offers the reader serious pleasure * Daily Telegraph *
Tremendously moving and powerful * New Statesman *
Full of sly fun, lovely comic observation and an almost tangible pleasure in storytelling * Observer *
Refreshingly authentic . . . Eilis is so vivid it's difficult to believe she did not actually exist * Financial Times *
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