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Brooklyn doc ´ read ´ ❮EPUB❯ ✺ Brooklyn Author Colm Tóibín – Insolpro.co.uk It is Enniscorthy in the south east of Ireland in the early 1950s Eilis Lacey is one among many of her generation who cannot find work at home Thus when a job is offered in America it is clear to ever It is Enniscorthy in the south east of Ireland in the It is Enniscorthy in the south east of Ireland in the early s Eilis Lacey is one among many of her generation who cannot find work at home Thus when a job is offered in America it is clear to everyone that she must go Leaving 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 This is a charming simple story about a sweet straightforward young woman – until the final section when it sears the reader’s heart and soars into another realmThe first part is a delightful picture of small town Ireland in the 1950s The middle two parts chart Eilis’ arrival and settling in to life and study in Brooklyn Not much happens It’s well done but I couldn’t see what all the fuss was about Then she is unexpectedly summoned home The situation and dilemmas arising could be crass predictable and dull or overly sentimental or just implausible They are none of those things The ending was brave and brilliant and pushed the book from 35 to 5 The most powerful aspect for me was view spoilerbig spoiler coming upview spoiler that she went back to Brooklyn presumably to Tony but carefully puts the photo of her and Jim on the beach in the bottom of her suitcase hide spoiler

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Residents only deepen her isolationSlowly however the pain of parting is buried beneath the rhythms of her new life days at the till in a large department store night classes in Brooklyn College and Friday evenings on the dance floor of the parish hall until 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 Enniscort Brooklyn is a wonderful character portrait and captures as well the struggle of an Irish immigrant to the US in the post war world Eilis Lacy is a twenty something in a small Irish town frustrated at the sclerotic nature of her environment Her life lies ahead of her in a single entirely predictable line and she feels suffocated She wants to study to learn accountancy or at least bookkeeping so she can rise a little above her lowly economic situation Seizing an unexpected opportunity she sails for America and begins to make a life for herself in Brooklyn Colm Tóibín from the LA Times Toibin finds small townishness of the good and warm but also the negative and intrusive sorts in both worlds His portrayal of boarding house life in New York is classic It is matched by his ability to show the appeal of Eilis’ home town Ultimately Eilis must decide where her future liesSaoirse Ronan as Eilis she dazzles in the roleEilis Lacey is a fully realized character you will be able to relate to someone you will remember Her concerns may have been set in a particular time and place or places as the case may be but the issues she faces are no less true for people of many eras from all over the worl who take on the huge challenge of immigration This is not an action oriented page turner no shoot outs or car chases literal or figurative Instead it is a beautifully written patiently paced tale that is well worth the reading EXTRA STUFFLinks to the author’s personal and FB pagesAn article in The Guardian from October 10 2015 Colm Tóibín on filming his novel Brooklyn 'Everyone in my home town wanted to be an extra'An NPR interview of Toibin by Jacki Lyden An article from The Telegraph May 21 2015 by Olivia Parker Colm Tóibín Writing is always a battle against your own lazinessSaw the film on Tuesday It is magnificent

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BrooklynHy not to the restrictions of her old life but to new possibilities which conflict deeply with the life she has left behind in BrooklynBrooklyn is a tender story of departure and return of great love and loss and of the terrible choice between personal freedom and duty In the character of Eilis Colm Toibin has created a remarkable heroine and in Brooklyn a novel of devastating emotional power Brooklyn starts out as a nice little slice of life in Ireland in the early 50’s Then Eilis the younger of two sisters living at home with their mother has a whole new life arranged for her in New York It took rather a stiff upper lip for a young woman to cross the stormy seas and settle in a foreign land where the only person she knew was the priest who arranged the whole thing Sea sickness gave way to homesickness but her strength of character prevailed The story then settled into how she built her new life complete with a job at a clothing store night classes to learn bookkeeping relations with her catty fellow boarders and ultimately with Tony his brothers and the Dodgers It was a innocent era even in the big city At that point I was wondering if it was possible to be nostalgic for a time and place you’ve never experienced People were generally nicer; thoughtful Then again I wondered whether an era like that when polite behavior and higher standards were de rigueur would be likely to come down hard on subtle deviations Would social acceptance be too narrowly defined Seemed like something interesting to consider in light of the book’s focus on manners integrity and the social fabric of the day I was happy enough with the manufactured third order conflicts It helped that despite her passive nature Eilis was likable and observant I’d be curious to know if women who read this think Tóibín did a credible job getting inside the head of his young protagonist Then towards the end BAM you get genuine first order conflict I won’t spoil it for anyone but will mention that certain dilemmas were laid out well old life vs new family duty vs commitments to others the growing comfort of the here and now vs the fading memories of pleasures past and romantic prospects vs what There’s a pay off to reading through to the end Which way will the wind blow Will Eilis be blown with it It was a story simply told and all the forceful for itUpdate I’m happy to report that the movie adaptation was a good one It’s not a substitute for the book of course since there is plenty of interior life a film can’t hope to capture But the screenplay was clever Nick Hornby is apparently good at these things and the acting was first rate I hope Saoirse Ronan scores an Oscar nomination Four to four and a half stars plus one upturned thumb speak to a fine bookmovie double