Long Island (Hardback)
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Long Island (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages
Published: 23/05/2024
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Waterstones Says

The sublime, long-awaited sequel to Tóibín's modern masterpiece Brooklyn finds Eilis Fiorello driven back to Ireland in the wake of shattering news.

Long Island is Colm Tóibín’s masterpiece: an exquisite, exhilarating novel that asks whether it is possible to truly return to the past and renew the great love that seemed gone forever. The sequel to the prize-winning, bestselling novel Brooklyn.

A man with an Irish accent knocks on Eilis Fiorello’s door on Long Island and in that moment everything changes. Eilis and Tony have built a secure, happy life here since leaving Brooklyn - perhaps a little stifled by the in-laws so close, but twenty years married and with two children looking towards a good future.

And yet this stranger will reveal something that will make Eilis question the life she has created. For the first time in years she suddenly feels very far from home and the revelation will see her turn towards Ireland once again. Back to her mother. Back to the town and the people she had chosen to leave behind. Did she make the wrong choice marrying Tony all those years ago? Is it too late now to take a different path?

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781035029440
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Long Island is the best new novel I’ve read in years – and it’s as persuasive an argument in defence of the unique capability of the novel form as you could ever hope to find - Megan Nolan, Telegraph

You don't have to have read Brooklyn to enjoy the many pleasures of Long Island. It is a masterful novel full of longing and regret. A tale of lovers reconnecting, of compromise, and the settling that can come later in life. Intensely moving and yet full of restraint, I was sad to turn the final page - Douglas Stuart, author of Shuggie Bain

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 of Exciting Times and The Happy Couple

Heartbreak, wistfulness, cracking dialogue . . . This is Tóibín at his best - Robbie Millen, The Times

A masterful and uproariously entertaining book, glittering with all of Toibin's intelligence and humane wit, as compelling, passionate and quietly enigmatic as its unforgettable protagonist Eilis Lacey - Colin Barrett, author of Wild Houses

Colm Tóibín's heartrending follow-up to his beloved 2009 novel, Brooklyn, is the rare instance in which a sequel is every bit as good as the original - NPR

Exquisitely drawn. - The New York Times

Brooklyn and Long Island ... capture the decency and ordinariness of the characters as well as the deep emotional ruptures that drive them toward disorder. The confrontations between these people, so long delayed, feel momentous and hugely affecting. These pendant novels, I think, will be the fiction for which this wonderful writer is best remembered. - The Wall Street Journal

Toibin [is] a master of his art . . . exquisite. - The Los Angeles Times

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“Wonderful..”

Firstly, I have to say that this is definitely a worthy follower to ‘Brooklyn’. Tobin has an uncanny ability to give wonderful voice to his female characters.

Ellis travels back to Ireland after all her years in... More

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“Phenomenal”

I was very curious to find out how a sequel to Brooklyn was going to work, but what Colm Toibin has accomplished here is nothing short of amazing. Not a single page is wasted.

This is easily going to be one of the... More

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“Tender and evocative”

It’s almost impossible to pick a favourite book, but Brooklyn is one I’d take to a desert island. So I was excited but equally anxious to return to the characters that touched my heart so deeply. Long Island carries... More

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