The Heather Blazing

The Heather Blazing

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Colm Toibin's The Heather Blazing details the life of Eamon Redmond, a judge in Ireland's high court, a man remote from his wife, his son and daughter and, at least outwardly, from his own childhood. The life he has built for himself, between his work in Dublin and his family's retreat by the sea at Cush, is distinguished by order and by achievement. When, like his beloved coastline, it begins to slip away, he is pulled sharply into the present, and finds himself revisiting his past.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Pan MacMillan
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0330525778
  • 9780330525770

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It is impossible to read Toibin without being moved, touched and finally changed. * Independent on Sunday * Proceeds with stately grace from past to present, incident to incident, slowly forming, as it moves, the full shape of a man's public and private life. * Washington Post * If Colm Toibin were a singer you would say he had perfect pitch. * Spectator *show more

About Colm Toibin

Colm Toibin was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of several novels, including Brooklyn, the 2009 Costa Novel of the Year, The Master, which was shortlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize and winner of the LA Times Book Prize and the IMPAC Book Award, and The Blackwater Lightship, which was shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize and the 2001 IMPAC Award. His non-fiction includes Bad Blood, Homage to Barcelona, The Sign of the Cross and Love in a Dark Time. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. He lives in Dublin.show more