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    Description"Mothers and Sons" is a sensitive and beautifully written meditation on the dramas surrounding this most elemental of relationships. Psychologically intricate and emotionally incisive, each finely wrought story teases out the delicate and difficult strands woven between mothers and sons. This is an acute, masterful and moving collection that confirms Toibin as a great prose stylist of our time. 'Colm Toibin is a writer of extraordinary emotional clarity. Each of the nine stories is a snapshot of a point of crisis ...Toibin perfectly understands the instantaneous nature of the ideal short story; the sense that the pen is going straight into a major vein. These are beautiful stories, beautifully crafted' - Kate Saunders, "Literary Review". 'The last story in this excellent collection is a superbly powerful tale of betrayal and desertion. Quintessential Toibin' - "Spectator". 'Moving ...beautifully captured moments of longing and loss ...Toibin is a subtle, intelligent and deeply felt writer' - "Guardian" 'By turns surprising and illuminating, always beautifully written, "Mothers and Sons" places Toibin in the front rank of modern Irish fiction ...It may not be going too far to suggest Irish fiction has found its first Master of the new century' - "Scotland on Sunday".


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    Title
    Mothers and Sons
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colm Toibin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 214 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330441834
    ISBN 10: 0330441833
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    PICADOR
    Publication date
    16 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Colm Toibin was born in Ireland in 1955 and lives in Dublin. He is the author of five novels including the Booker shortlisted The Blackwater Lightship and The Master. His non-fiction includes The Sign of the Cross and Love in a Dark Time.
    Review quote
    "[Toibin has] the extraordinary gift of making perennial matters of family life feel mesmerizingly new, and of epic significance. . . ." -- "National Post" "Toibin's genius is that he makes it impossible for us to walk away." -- "New Yorker" "From the Hardcover edition."