The Empty Family. Stories

The Empty Family. Stories

Tóibín Colm

Tóibín returns to his native shores from Brooklyn for the bulk of these nine pristinestories, all--save one--contemporary tales of lives haunted by loss, whether it's the legacy of a sexually abusive priest in an already complicated love triangle in 'The Pearl Fishers,' the long-absent gay son who returns to Dublin from New York to attendto his mother's last moments in 'One Minus One,' or the aching void that greets an academic's return to a family home on the Irish coast in the wistful title story. Affairs, airports, and deathbeds populate a mature prose that's as tender with descriptions of sexual, often gay, love as it is with the heart's more inexpressible reaches, never more so than in the complex 'The Street,' where two Pakistanis find love in the repressive backdrop of blue-collar Barcelona only to be met with violence and a curiouscaptivity.

These stories go a long way toward establishing Tóibín as heir to William Trevor, with reverberations that show how life encompasses more than the living.

Vydavateľ Viking
Počet strán 214
Rok vydania 2010
Jazyk Angličtina
Väzba Tvrdá väzba / Hardback
EAN 9780670918171
Adresa titulu https://www.artforum.sk/katalog/58439/the-empty-family-stories
These stories go a long way toward establishing Tóibín as heir to William Trevor, with reverberations that show how life encompasses more than the living.

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