The Story of the Night: A Novel #ad - But argentina is changing, and as his country edges toward peace, Richard tentatively begins a love affair. Richard garay lives with his mother, hiding his sexuality from her and from society. Stifled by his job, Richard is willing to take chances, both sexually and professionally.
The Blackwater Lightship: A NovelScribner #ad - Helen, after a decade of estrangement, to tend to Helen's beloved brother, and her grandmother Dora have come together, her mother Lily, Declan, who is dying of AIDS. Under the crumbling roof of Dora's old house, Declan's two friends join the women as each waits for the end. The blackwater lightship is a beautifully written, deeply resonant story about three generations of an estranged family reuniting to mourn a tragic, untimely death.
But most of all, it is a novel about the incomparable capacity of stories to heal the deepest wounds. The six of them, from different generations and with different beliefs, are forced to plumb the shoals of their own histories and to come to terms with each other. In spare, luminous prose, colm Tóibín explores the nature of love and the complex emotions inside a family at war with itself.
The Blackwater Lightship: A Novel #ad - His fourth novel is about morals and manners, and the clashes of culture and personality. It is ireland in the early 1990s.
The Heather Blazing: A NovelScribner #ad - With effortless fluency, his first “girl, ” his wife, colm tóibín reconstructs the history of Eamon’s relationships—with his father, and the children who barely know him—and he writes about Eamon’s affection for the Irish coast with such painterly skill that the land itself becomes a character.
The result is a novel of stunning power, “seductive and absorbing” USA Today. Colm tóibín’s second “lovely, when brought home to his own family, understated” novel that “proceeds with stately grace” The Washington Post Book World about an uncompromising judge whose principles, are tragic.
The Heather Blazing: A Novel #ad - Eamon redmond is a judge in ireland’s high court, a completely legal creature who is just beginning to discover how painfully unconnected he is from other human beings.
The South: A NovelScribner #ad - There she meets miguel, an anarchist veteran of the Spanish Civil War, and begins to build a life with him. But katherine cannot escape her past, forces her to reexamine all her relationships: to her lover, her art, a fellow Irish émigré in Spain, as Michael Graves, and the homeland she only thought she knew.
The south is a novel of classic themes—of art and exile, and of the seemingly irreconcilable yearnings for love and freedom—to which Colm Tóibín brings a new, passionate sensitivity. In 1950, katherine proctor leaves Ireland for Barcelona, determined to escape her family and become a painter.
The Master: A NovelScribner #ad - The Master: A Novel #ad - Colm tóibín’s beautiful, subtle illumination of henry James’s inner life” The New York Times captures the loneliness and hope of a master of psychological subtlety whose forays into intimacy inevitably fail those he tried to love. Beautiful and profoundly moving, rome, the master tells the story of Henry James, Venice, a man born into one of America’s first intellectual families who leaves his country in the late nineteenth century to live in Paris, and London among privileged artists and writers.
With stunningly resonant prose, “the master is unquestionably the work of a first-rate novelist: artful, moving, and very beautiful” The New York Times Book Review. The emotional intensity of this portrait is riveting.
The Empty Family: StoriesScribner #ad - The new spain” is the story of an intransigent woman who returns home after a decade in exile and shatters the fragile peace her family has forged in the post-Franco world. Tóibín’s characters are often difficult and combative, compelled to disguise their vulnerability and longings. As the new york review of books has said, after everything, Tóibín “understands the tenuousness of love and comfort—and, its necessity.
”. And in the breathtaking long story “the street, ” Tóibín imagines a startling relationship between two Pakistani workers in Barcelona—a taboo affair in a community ruled by obedience and silence. Tóibín is a master at portraying mute emotion, intense intimacies that remain unacknowledged or unspoken.
The Empty Family: Stories #ad - Colm tóibín’s exquisitely written new stories, are about people linked by love, set in present-day Ireland, 1970s Spain and nineteenthcentury England, loneliness and desire. In “two women, ” an eminent irish set designer, takes a job in her homeland, aloof and prickly, and is forced to confront devastating emotions she has long repressed.
Silence” is a brilliant historical set piece about Lady Gregory, widowed and abandoned by her lover, who tells the writer Henry James a confessional story at a dinner party. In this stunning collection, he cements his status as “his generation’s most gifted writer of love’s complicated, contradictory power” Los Angeles Times.
Yet he unmasks them, and in doing so offers us a set of extraordinarily moving stories that remind us of the fragility and individuality of human life.
Nora Webster: A NovelScribner #ad - Widowed at forty, nora has lost the love of her life, with four children and not enough money, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. Wounded, nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, selfish, strong-willed, who have lost their father.
And now she fears she may be sucked back into it. Miraculous. Tóibín portrays nora with tremendous sympathy and understanding” Ron Charles, The Washington Post. Nora webster “may actually be a perfect work of fiction” los angeles times, by a “beautiful and daring” writer The New York Times Book Review at the zenith of his career, able to “sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations” USA TODAY.
Nora Webster: A Novel #ad - Yet she has moments of stunning insight and empathy, she finds solace, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, engagement, a haven—herself. From one of contemporary literature’s bestselling, fear, and longing, and beloved authors: a “luminous” novel Jennifer Egan, critically acclaimed, and finding her own voice—“heartrendingly transcendant” The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review about a fiercely compelling young widow navigating grief, Janet Maslin.
Set in wexford, memorable, colm tóibín’s magnificent seventh novel introduces the formidable, Ireland, and deeply moving Nora Webster.
House of Names: A NovelScribner #ad - House of names “is a disturbingly contemporary story of a powerful woman caught between the demands of her ambition and the constraints on her gender…Never before has Tóibín demonstrated such range, ” The Washington Post. Louis dispatch from the thrilling imagination of bestselling, award-winning Colm Tóibín comes a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra and her children—“brilliant…gripping…high drama…made tangible and graphic in Tóibín’s lush prose” Booklist, starred review.
I have been acquainted with the smell of death. So begins clytemnestra’s tale of her own life in ancient Mycenae, the legendary Greek city from which her husband King Agamemnon left when he set sail with his army for Troy. Judged, despised, clytemnestra reveals the tragic saga that led to these bloody actions: how her husband deceived her eldest daughter Iphigeneia with a promise of marriage to Achilles, cursed by gods, only to sacrifice her; how she seduced and collaborated with the prisoner Aegisthus; how Agamemnon came back with a lover himself; and how Clytemnestra finally achieved her vengeance for his stunning betrayal—his quest for victory, greater than his love for his child.
House of Names: A Novel #ad - . Told in four parts, this is a fiercely dramatic portrait of a murderess, who will herself be murdered by her own son, Orestes. Clytemnestra rules mycenae now, along with her new lover Aegisthus, and together they plot the bloody murder of Agamemnon on the day of his return after nine years at war. A washington post notable fiction book of the year * Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, St.
And it is the story of the vengeful electra, on the return of her brother, who watches over her mother and Aegisthus with cold anger and slow calculation, until, she has the fates of both of them in her hands.
Lie With Me: A NovelScribner #ad - We drive at high speed along back roads, through woods, vineyards, and oat fields. Dazzlingly rendered in english by ringwald in her first-ever translation, Besson’s powerfully moving coming-of-age story captures the eroticism and tenderness of first love—and the heartbreaking passage of time. Without ever acknowledging they know each other in the halls, they steal time to meet in secret, carrying on a passionate, world-altering affair.
The bike smells like gasoline and makes a lot of noise, and sometimes I’m frightened when the wheels slip on the gravel on the dirt road, but the only thing that matters is that I’m holding on to him, that I’m holding on to him outside. The advocate’s best gay novel of 2019 a new york times book review editor’s choice o, the oprah magazine’s best lgbtq books that'll change the literary landscape in 2019 The Wall Street Journal’s Ten Books You’ll Want to Read this Spring Out's Best Queer Books of April 2019 TheSkimm’s LGBTQ+ books to celebrate Pride THE #1 FRENCH BESTSELLER “Stunning and heart-gripping.
Lie With Me: A Novel #ad - André aciman, author of call me by your name the award-winning, bestselling french novel by Philippe Besson—“the French Brokeback Mountain” Elle—about an affair between two teenage boys in 1984 France, translated with subtle beauty and haunting lyricism by the iconic and internationally acclaimed actress/writer Molly Ringwald.
Just outside a hotel in Bordeaux, Philippe chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love. What follows is a look back at the relationship he’s never forgotten, a hidden affair with a gorgeous boy named Thomas during their last year of high school.
The Absolutist: A Novel by the Author of The Heart's Invisible FuriesOther Press #ad - As tristan recounts the horrific details of what to him became a senseless war, he also speaks of his friendship with Will--from their first meeting on the training grounds at Aldershot to their farewell in the trenches of northern France. But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan's visit. A masterfully told tale of passion, jealousy, heroism and betrayal set in the gruesome trenches of World War I.
It is september 1919: twenty-one-year-old tristan sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a package of letters to the sister of Will Bancroft, the man he fought alongside during the Great War. This novel will keep readers on the edge of their seats until its most extraordinary and unexpected conclusion, and will stay with them long after they've turned the last page.
The Absolutist: A Novel by the Author of The Heart's Invisible Furies #ad - The intensity of their bond brought Tristan happiness and self-discovery as well as confusion and unbearable pain. The absolutist is a masterful tale of passion, jealousy, heroism, and betrayal set in one of the most gruesome trenches of France during World War I. He can no longer keep a secret and has finally found the courage to unburden himself of it.
In the Absence of MenVintage Digital #ad - I am as old as the century'It is 1916. Vincent is sixteen, on the brink of manhood. All of these men will suffer, and Vincent will lose the last vestiges of his childhood innocence. In that brutal summer, thirty years his senior, the twenty-one year old son of one of the servants, a writer and celebrated socialite; and Arthur, Vincent's beauty and precocity captivate two men: Marcel, who is now a soldier at the front.
An astonishing love story, beautifully told' Time Out'I am sixteen. In the absence of men is a stunning first novel to discover this pride season: in its daring in representation and celebration of gay sexuality, in the beauty of its prose and in its delicacy of feeling. As both relationships develop vincent intuitively tries to keep his passions separate, absences endured, but over the weeks of indolent Parisian summer and far-off war, confidences are made, secrets revealed.
In the Absence of Men #ad - . Vincent is aristocratic and privileged, frequenting the salons of Paris while France is at war and the city almost deserted of men.