Brooklyn : a novel
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New York, New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2015.
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1501106473, 9781501106477
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Scribner trade paperback edition.
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262 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English

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First published in hardcover by the same publisher in 2009.
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Includes a preview of Colm Toibin's novel Nora Webster.
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
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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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Winner of Costa Book Award, 2009.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Tóibín, C. (2015). Brooklyn: a novel (Scribner trade paperback edition.). Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tóibín, Colm, 1955-. 2015. Brooklyn: A Novel. New York, New York: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tóibín, Colm, 1955-. Brooklyn: A Novel New York, New York: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Tóibín, Colm. Brooklyn: A Novel Scribner trade paperback edition., Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2015.

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