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The Resource Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín

Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín

Label
Brooklyn
Title
Brooklyn
Statement of responsibility
Colm Tóibín
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Ireland in the early 1950s, Eilis Lacey is one of many who cannot find work at home. Thus when a job is offered in America, it is clear to everyone that she must go. Leaving behind her family and country, Eilis heads for unfamiliar Brooklyn, and to a crowded boarding house where the landlady's intense scrutiny and the small jealousies of her fellow residents only deepen her isolation. Slowly, the pain of parting is buried beneath the rhythms of her new life -- and finally, she begins to realize that she has found a sort of happiness. As she falls in love, news comes from home that forces her back to Enniscorthy -- not to the constrictions of her old life, but to new possibilities which conflict deeply with the life she has left behind in Brooklyn. In Eilis Lacey, Colm Tóibín has created one of fiction's most memorable heroines, and captured, to stunning effect, the immigrant experience in Brooklyn in the 1950s, where young, eager hearts try to navigate the struggles of modern life
Awards note
Costa Book Awards, 2009
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tóibín, Colm
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6070.O455
LC item number
B76 2009b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish
  • Women immigrants
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Ireland
  • Large type books
  • Irish
  • Large type books
  • Women immigrants
  • Ireland
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Label
Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín
Link
http://www.colmtoibin.com/
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn317068012
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
358 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781602855304
Lccn
2009010753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781602855304
Stock number
a
System control number
(OCoLC)317068012
Label
Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín
Link
http://www.colmtoibin.com/
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn317068012
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
358 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781602855304
Lccn
2009010753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781602855304
Stock number
a
System control number
(OCoLC)317068012

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