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Author: Colm Tóibín
Publisher: Picador Australia
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 256
Genre: Novel
In a small town in the south-east of Ireland in the 1950s, Eilis Lacey is one among many of her generation who cannot find work at home. So when a job is offered in America, it is clear she must go. Leaving her family, Eilis sets off to forge a new life for herself in Brooklyn. Young, homesick and alone, she gradually buries the pain of parting beneath the rhythms of a new life - days at the till in a large department store, night classes in Brooklyn College and Friday evenings on the dance floor of the parish hall - until she realises she has found a sort of happiness. But when tragic news summons her back to Ireland, and the constrictions of her old life unexpectedly give way to new possibilities, she must choose between love and happiness in the land where she belongs, and the promises she must keep on the far side of the ocean.
ISBN: 9780330425155
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