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Mothers and Sons - by Colm Toibin (Paperback)

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  • With dazzling brilliance and empathy, Colm Tóibín's collection of stories wrestles with complicated themes of emotional restraint, the long reach of sexual repression, and the difficulty of escaping one's past.
  • About the Author: Colm Tóibín is the author of eleven novels, including Long Island, an Oprah's Book Club Pick; The Magician, winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize; The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; The Testament of Mary; and Nora Webster; as well as two story collections and several books of criticism.
  • 304 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Short Stories (single author)

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About the Book



The award-winning author of "The Master" returns with this psychologically intricate and emotionally incisive collection of stories that tease out the delicate and difficult strands woven between mothers and sons.



Book Synopsis



With dazzling brilliance and empathy, Colm Tóibín's collection of stories wrestles with complicated themes of emotional restraint, the long reach of sexual repression, and the difficulty of escaping one's past.

Each of the nine stories in this beautifully written, intensely intimate collection centers on a transformative moment that alters the delicate balance of power between mother and son, or changes the way they perceive one another. With exquisite grace and eloquence, Tóibín writes of men and women bound by convention, by unspoken emotions, by the stronghold of the past. Many are trapped in lives they would not choose again, if they ever chose at all.

A man buries his mother and converts his grief to desire in one night. A famous singer captivates an audience, yet cannot beguile her own estranged son. And in "A Long Winter," Colm Tóibín's finest piece to date, a young man searches for his mother in the snow-covered mountains where she has sought escape from the husband who controls and confines her.

Winner of numerous awards for his fifth novel, The Master--including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award--Tóibín brings to this stunning first collection an acute understanding of human frailty and longing. These are haunting, profoundly moving stories by a writer who is himself a master.



Review Quotes




"It's truly remarkable that a writer of Toibin's great felicity, immense seriousness and general large awareness -- a writer so naturally gifted as a novelist -- can deliver short stories of such subtle empathy and brilliance. He's dazzling."
-- Richard Ford

"Tóibín is a subtle, intelligent and deeply felt writer."

-- The Guardian

"Tóibín is a writer of extraordinary emotional clarity....These are beautiful stories, beautifully crafted."

-- Literary Review (uk)



About the Author



Colm Tóibín is the author of eleven novels, including Long Island, an Oprah's Book Club Pick; The Magician, winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize; The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; The Testament of Mary; and Nora Webster; as well as two story collections and several books of criticism. He is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University and has been named as the Laureate for Irish Fiction for 2022-2024 by the Arts Council of Ireland. Three times shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .61 Inches (D)
Weight: .55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Short Stories (single author)
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Format: Paperback
Author: Colm Toibin
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 2008
TCIN: 85735985
UPC: 9781416534662
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-8098
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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