The Empty Family

The Empty Family

Stories

Book - 2011
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A collection of short fiction includes "The Street," in which Pakistani workers in Barcelona pursue a taboo affair; and "Two Women," in which a taciturn Irish set designer confronts repressed emotions while working in her homeland.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2011
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439149836
1439149836
9781439138328
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1442339926
9781442339927
1442337281
9781442337282
143919596X
9781439195963
Characteristics: 275 p. ; 23 cm

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clarencedavis
Mar 09, 2016

This was another wonderful reading experience by this author. I do think I prefer his novels, however; but some of the short stories here do really stand out.

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okbookgirl
Aug 02, 2011

Hurrah! another collection of short stories from one of the very best authors writing in English today. This is a collection that explores themes of love and home - and most of all, beautiful and sad yearning for a place, for a person; for the past, for the present.

joyhuebert Jun 10, 2011

wowie, this is one sexy book- gay sex - and very good short storytelling.

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feyfriend
Apr 08, 2011

I've never read a word by Colm Toibin before this amazing collection, but you can believe I will read many more words of his. He is one of the excellent ones, the ones who, though they are shaping tales with the same language we use daily, are somehow putting a different shine on it, making

debwalker Jan 09, 2011

More stories from the master of quiet desperation. "An insightful exploration of the world we all live in." Jane Smiley

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