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The Resource Brooklyn : a novel, Colm Tóibín

Brooklyn : a novel, Colm Tóibín

Label
Brooklyn : a novel
Title
Brooklyn
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colm Tóibín
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking, Colm Tóibín's sixth novel, Brooklyn, is set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s, when one young woman crosses the ocean to make a new life for herself
Summary
Young Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village, but unlike her beautiful sister, Rose, Eilis gifts are of a more practical nature: she has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter. Yet her ambition cannot be hidden and soon is noted by the Parish Priest, Father Flood. Via a church contact, he arranges for Eilis to travel to America where a job opportunity has arisen in New York with a reputable "merchant of Italian origin". Eilis finds lodgings in an eccentric boarding house and ekes out an existence in the cosmopolitan melting pot that is 1950s Brooklyn, impressing her employer, outwitting her landlady, and even falling in love. It seems her dream is truly becoming a reality. But then fate intervenes: a family crisis back home forces Eilis to make a choice between the past and the future, the old world and the new.
Pace
Writing style
Award
  • Costa Novel Award, 2009.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
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304563
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • 820.8009
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6070.O455
LC item number
B76 2009
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Brooklyn : a novel, Colm Tóibín
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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
14964564
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781439148952
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009001548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn262428686
  • (OCoLC)262428686
Label
Brooklyn : a novel, Colm Tóibín
Link
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
14964564
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781439148952
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009001548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn262428686
  • (OCoLC)262428686

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