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The Resource Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín ; traducción de Ana Andrés Lleó

Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín ; traducción de Ana Andrés Lleó

Label
Brooklyn
Title
Brooklyn
Statement of responsibility
Colm Tóibín ; traducción de Ana Andrés Lleó
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
Summary
"Con la templanza, el virtuosismo y la perspicacia psicológica del maestro contemporáneo que es, Colm Tóibín, uno de los mejores escritores irlandeses de nuestros días, ha construido una historia estremecedora sobre el destino cuya diáfana superficie esconde un fondo donde se abisma una complejidad inagotable. Eilis Lacey es una chica de familia humilde que, como tantos otros, no encuentra trabajo en el pequeño pueblo del sudeste de Irlanda en el que vive. Por ello, cuando se le ofrece un puesto en Norteamérica no duda en aceptarlo. Poco a poco, Eilis se abre paso en el Brooklyn de los años cincuenta y, a despecho de la nostalgia y los rigores del exilio, encuentra incluso un primer amor y la promesa de una nueva vida. Inesperadamente, sin embargo, trágicas noticias de Irlanda le obligan a regresa y enfrentarse a todo aquello de lo que ha huido." - Amazon
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Summary
Young Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village, but unlike her beautiful sister, Rose, Eilis gifts are of a more practical nature: she has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter. Yet her ambition cannot be hidden and soon is noted by the Parish Priest, Father Flood. Via a church contact, he arranges for Eilis to travel to America where a job opportunity has arisen in New York with a reputable "merchant of Italian origin". Eilis finds lodgings in an eccentric boarding house and ekes out an existence in the cosmopolitan melting pot that is 1950s Brooklyn, impressing her employer, outwitting her landlady, and even falling in love. It seems her dream is truly becoming a reality. But then fate intervenes: a family crisis back home forces Eilis to make a choice between the past and the future, the old world and the new.
Theme
Pace
Writing style
Award
  • Costa Novel Award, 2009.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
304563
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tóibín, Colm
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lleó, Ana Andrés.
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True
Series statement
Lumen narrativa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish
  • Women immigrants
  • Homecoming
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Ireland
  • Homecoming
  • Irish
  • Women immigrants
  • Ireland
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín ; traducción de Ana Andrés Lleó
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of Brooklyn from English into Spanish by Ana Andrés Lleó
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945357382
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Primera edición en este formato.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9788426402899
Isbn Type
(trade)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945357382
Label
Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín ; traducción de Ana Andrés Lleó
Publication
Note
Translation of Brooklyn from English into Spanish by Ana Andrés Lleó
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945357382
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Primera edición en este formato.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9788426402899
Isbn Type
(trade)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945357382

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