Long Island


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The sequel to the prize-winning, bestselling novel Brooklyn.A novel of enormous wit and profound emotional resonance from one of the world’s finest writers.In Colm Tóibín’s masterful new novel, we are reunited with Eilis Lacey, the heroine of Brooklyn, twenty years on, in the 1970s, living with her husband, Tony Fiorello, and her children in a house in Long Island, rather too close to her Fiorello in-laws. A shocking piece of news propels Eilis back to Ireland, to a world she thought she had long left behind and to ways of living, and loving, she thought she had lost.PRAISE FOR BROOKLYN’With this elating and humane novel, Colm Tóibín has produced a masterwork’ – Sunday Times’The most compelling and moving portrait of a young woman I have read in a long time’ – Zoë Heller, Guardian, Books of the Year’A work of such skill, understatement and sly jewelled merriment could haunt your life’ – Ali Smith, TLS, Books of the Year’Suffused with humane depth, funny, affecting, deftly plotted … a novel of magnificent accomplishment’ – Peter Kemp, Sunday Times, Novel of the Year ]]>