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Brooklyn (Paperback)

By Toibin, Colm

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Young Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village, but unlike her beautiful sister, Rose, Eilis' gifts are of a more practical nature: she has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter. Yet her ambition cannot be hidden and soon is note...d by the parish priest, Father Flood. Via a church contact, he arranges for Eilis to travel to America, where a job opportunity has arisen in New York with a reputable merchant of Italian origin . Eilis finds lodgings in an eccentric boarding house and ekes out an existence in the cosmopolitan melting pot that is 1950s Brooklyn, impressing her employer, outwitting her landlady, and even falling in love. It seems her dream is truly becoming a reality. But then fate intervenes: a family crisis back home forces Eilis to make a choice between the past and the future, the old world and the new.
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ISBN 9780330425612
Published AU 1 Feb 2010
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780330425612
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Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador Australia
Published 1 Feb 2010
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Toibin, Colm
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Impact Awards
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 823
Weight 185g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade