The Story of the Night

The Story of the Night

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Richard Garay lives alone with his mother, hiding his sexuality from her and from those around him. Stifled by a job he despises, he finds himself willing to take considerable risks. Set in Argentina in a time of great change, The Story of the Night is a powerful and moving novel about a man who, as the Falklands War is fought and lost, finds his own way to emerge into the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English, Spanish
  • 0330340182
  • 9780330340182
  • 53,537

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"An impressive, beautifully modulated, affecting book."-- Jeffrey Eugenides, author of "Middlesex" "A fine novel, remarkable for the purity of its ambitions."--"The Washington Post Book World" "Toibin's genius is that he makes it impossible for us to walk away."-- "The New Yorker" "A mesmerizing, dark, powerful novel."-- "The Times (U.K.)"
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About Colm Toibin

Colm Toibin was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of The South, The Heather Blazing, The Blackwater Lightship and most recently The Master, which was shortlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize. His non-fiction includes Bad Blood, Homage to Barcelona and The Sign of the Cross. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. He lives in Dublin.
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Rating details

1,724 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 28% (481)
4 40% (692)
3 23% (400)
2 7% (118)
1 2% (33)
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