Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

The novel tells the story of a young Irish woman, Eilis Lacey, in the 1950s who, unable to find work at home, is sent to Brooklyn by a helpful priest where she builds a new life. She finds work, studies to become a bookkeeper, and falls in love with an Italian plumber named Tony. However, a family tragedy forces her to return to Ireland, where she must choose between her new life in America and her old life at home.

The 3926th greatest book of all time


Published
2009
Nationality
Irish
Type
Fiction
Pages
256-272
Words
83,000
Original Language
English

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