The Empty Family by Colm Tóibín audiobook

The Empty Family: Stories

By Colm Tóibín
Read by Colm Tóibín and various narrators

Simon & Schuster Audio
8.58 Hours 1
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From the internationally celebrated author of Brooklyn and The Master and winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award comes a stunning new book of fiction. In the captivating stories that make up The Empty Family, Colm Tóibín delineates with a tender and unique sensibility, lives of unspoken or unconscious longing, of individuals often willingly cast adrift from their history. From the young Pakistani immigrant who seeks some kind of permanence in a strange town, to the Irish woman reluctantly returning to Dublin and discovering a city that refuses to acknowledge her long absence, each of Toibin’s stories manage to contain whole worlds: stories of fleeing the past and returning home, of family threads lost and ultimately regained.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2012 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction

One of the 2011 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books

A 2011 Library Journal Best Book

Top 100 Editors' Pick for theAmazon Best Books of the Year in 2011

An Amazon Best Book of the Month,January 2011

From the internationally celebrated author of Brooklyn and The Master and winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award comes a stunning new book of fiction.

In the captivating stories that make up The Empty Family, Colm Tóibín delineates with a tender and unique sensibility, lives of unspoken or unconscious longing, of individuals often willingly cast adrift from their history. From the young Pakistani immigrant who seeks some kind of permanence in a strange town, to the Irish woman reluctantly returning to Dublin and discovering a city that refuses to acknowledge her long absence, each of Toibin’s stories manage to contain whole worlds: stories of fleeing the past and returning home, of family threads lost and ultimately regained.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The work of a supreme writer who only improves.”  Times (UK)
“A collection that will only further fuel Toibin's ascent through English fiction.”  Independent (UK)
“Tóibín has perfect pitch, and so do all the other narrators in this magnificent collection of stories. Each one brings a living voice—distinct and lonely—to the prose.” AudioFile
“[The Empty Family] reconfirms his mastery of the short story—Tóibín raised his profile with the exquisitely bittersweet Brooklyn, and this collection is every bit as rich…Likely to rank with the best story collections of the year.”  Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Colm Tóibín

Author Bio: Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic, and poet. His novel The Master won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, and was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. His other books of fiction have earned similar awards and have been translated into numerous languages. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 8.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English