The South: A Novelby Colm Toibin
In 1950, Katherine Proctor leaves Ireland for Barcelona, determined to escape her family and become a painter. There she meets Miguel, an anarchist veteran of the Spanish Civil War, and begins to build a life with him. But Katherine cannot escape her past, as Michael Graves, a fellow Irish émigré in Spain, forces her to reexamine all her relationships: to her lover, her art, and the homeland she only thought she knew.
The South is a novel of classic themes—of art and exile, and of the seemingly irreconcilable yearnings for love and freedom—to which Colm Tóibín brings a new, passionate sensitivity.
“A book of sustained lyrical beauty and power.”—Chicago Tribune
“A strong and moving work of fiction about the hard truths of changing one’s life. A grand achievement.”—Don DeLillo
“Tóibín’s first novel is a broad and beautifully worked canvas…an imaginative, deeply felt, and evocative tale.”—The Sunday Times
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Meet the Author
Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; The Testament of Mary, and Nora Webster, as well as two story collections. Three times shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York.
- Dublin, Ireland
- Date of Birth:
- May 30, 1955
- Place of Birth:
- Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland
- St. Peter's College, Wexford; University College, Dublin, B.A. in English and history
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