Each of the nine stories in this beautifully written intensely intimate collection centers on a transformative moment that alters the delicate balance of power between mother and son or changes the way they perceive one another. With exquisite grace and eloquencewrites of men and women bound by convention by unspoken emotions by the stronghold of the past. Many are trapped in lives they would not choose again if they ever chose at all.Brings to this stunning first collection an acute understanding of human frailty and longing. These are haunting profoundly moving stories by a writer who is himself a master.Features:.Publisher - Blackstone Audio Inc.; Unabridged edition (January 1 2008) .Language - English.About the Author:.Colm Toibin was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of five novels including the Booker-shortlisted The Blackwater Lightship and The Master winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He has been a Stein Visiting Writer at Stanford University and a visiting writer at the Michener Center at the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Dublin.
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