Long Island by Colm Toibin ISBN:9781761267734

Long Island by Colm Toibin

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A novel of enormous wit and profound emotional resonance from one of the world’s finest writers.

Eilis Lacey is Irish, married to Tony Fiorello, a plumber and one of four Italian American brothers, all of whom live in neighboring houses on a cul-de-sac in Lindenhurst, Long Island, with their wives and children and Tony’s parents. It is the spring of 1976 and Eilis, now in her forties with two teenage children, has no one to rely on in this still-new country.

One day, an Irishman comes to the door asking for Eilis by name. He tells her that his wife is pregnant with Tony’s child and that when the baby is born, he will not raise it but will leave it with her. Eilis has choices to make, and what she chooses to do after this shattering news make this one of Toibin’s most riveting and emotional novels to date.

About the Author: Colm Toibin was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of ten previous novels, including The Master, Brooklyn, and The Magician, and two collections of stories. He has been three times shortlisted for the Booker Prize. In 2021, he was awarded the David Cohen Prize for Literature. Toibin is the current Laureate for Irish fiction.

30 Apr 2024

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Paperback / softback


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



Publication Date

30 Apr 2024

Long Island by Colm Toibin ISBN 9781761267734

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