The Resource Brooklyn, Colm Toibin

Brooklyn, Colm Toibin

Label
Brooklyn
Title
Brooklyn
Statement of responsibility
Colm Toibin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 noted 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
Awards note
Costa Book Awards.
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toibin, Colm
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women immigrants
  • Irish
  • Ireland
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Label
Brooklyn, Colm Toibin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
251 pages
Isbn
9780670918126
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781743540107
Label
Brooklyn, Colm Toibin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
251 pages
Isbn
9780670918126
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781743540107

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