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  • Colm Toibin focuses on reluctant exile in “Brooklyn”

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

    Colm Toibin’s new novel, “Brooklyn”, garnered substantial press over the weekend. The author’s sixth novel is about a reluctant emigrant from Enniscorthy who moves to the New York borough knowing “the rest of her life would be a struggle with the unfamiliar”. The book reflects on the pangs of homesickness and depicts the struggles of the main character, Eilis as she adapts to a new land fraught with its own struggles and eventually falls in love.  Just as she begins to settle in, Eilis is called home by a family tragedy and must return to Enniscorthy.

    The book is receiving widespread critical acclailm.

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