Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin

Blackwater Lightship Paperback Jun 25 2001

By Colm Toibin
Paperback
$12.75 USD

It is Ireland in the early 1990s. Helen, her mother, Lily, and her grandmother, Dora have come together to tend to Helen's brother, Declan, who is dying of AIDS. With Declan's two friends, the six of them are forced to plumb the shoals of their own histories and to come to terms with each other. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, The Blackwater Lightship is a deeply resonant story about three generations of an estranged family reuniting to mourn an untimely death. In spare, luminous prose, Colm Toibin explores the nature of love and the complex emotions inside a family at war with itself. Hailed as "a genuine work of art" (Chicago Tribune), this is a novel about the capacity of stories to heal the deepest wounds.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publication date
Jun 25 2001
Language
English
Pages
288
ISBN-13
9780743203319
ISBN-10
0743203313
Weight
248g
Dimensions
135.0mm x 204.0mm