Brooklyn: a novel

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In Ireland in the early 1950s, Eilis Lacey is one of many who cannot find work at home. Thus when a job is offered in America, it is clear to everyone that she must go. Leaving behind her family and country, Eilis heads for unfamiliar Brooklyn, and to a crowded boarding house where the landlady's intense scrutiny and the small jealousies of her fellow residents only deepen her isolation. Slowly, the pain of parting is buried beneath the rhythms of her new life -- and finally, she begins to realize that she has found a sort of happiness. As she falls in love, news comes from home that forces her back to Enniscorthy -- not to the constrictions of her old life, but to new possibilities which conflict deeply with the life she has left behind in Brooklyn.
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9781439138311
9781501106477
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subject_facet , Audiobooks, Bildungsromans, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, FICTION / Historical, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Media Tie-In, Fiction, History, Ireland, Ireland -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Irish, Irish -- United States -- Fiction, Love stories, New York (State) -- New York -- Brooklyn, Psychological fiction, Romance fiction, United States, Women immigrants, Women immigrants -- Fiction
title_display Brooklyn : a novel
title_full Brooklyn : a novel / Colm Tóibín, Brooklyn A Novel, Brooklyn [electronic resource] : a novel / Colm Tóibín, Brooklyn [sound recording] / by Colm Tóibín
title_short Brooklyn :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Irish, Literature, Women immigrants