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The South Colm Toibin

The South By Colm Toibin

The South by Colm Toibin


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Summary

Colm Toibin's debut novel The South, is a classic novel of art, sacrifice, and courage.

The South Summary

The South by Colm Toibin

With an introduction by Roy Foster

A classic work of Irish literature, this award-winning novel is an exploration of love, art and identity.

This was the night train to Barcelona, some hours before the dawn. This was 1950, late September. I had left my husband. I had left my home.

Katherine Proctor has dared to leave her family in Ireland and reach out for a new life. Determined to become an artist, she flees to Spain, where she meets Miguel, a passionate man who has fought for his own freedoms. They retreat to the quiet intensity of the mountains and begin to build a life together. But as Miguel's past catches up with him, Katherine too is forced to re-examine her relationships: with her lover, her painting and the homeland she only thought she knew. . .

The South is the book that introduced readers to the astonishing gifts of Colm Toibin, winning the Irish Times First Fiction Award in 1991. Arrestingly visual and enduringly atmospheric, it is a classic novel of art, sacrifice, and courage.

The South Reviews

A broad and beautifully worked canvas . . . An imaginative, deeply felt and evocative tale * Sunday Times *
A daring, imaginative feat; the world it conjures is at once familiar and strange, and strangely moving. A splendid first novel -- John Banville
This is a strong and moving work of fiction about the hard truths of changing one's life. Colm Toibin, like his characters, never says too much and never lets us grow too comfortable. A grand achievement -- Don DeLillo
Colm Toibin writes prose of a heartbreaking beauty. -- Hilary Mantel
Clever, evocative and intelligent * Irish Times *
The story is told with spare, simple elegance * London Review of Books *

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.

Additional information

GOR006583750
9781447277729
1447277724
The South by Colm Toibin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2015-01-01
256
N/A
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