The year just started, but novelist Colm Tóibín has already delivered one of 2011’s best books. In The Empty Family, the Kirkus review said that the author “reconfirms his mastery of the short story.” With this collection, Tóibín spans place (Ireland, Spain, England) and time (19th century to present-day), stocking the book with characters, many gay, often struggling to reconcile their past with their present. Oh, and it’s way more sexually explicit than anything in his 2009 book, Brooklyn.
10 killer lines from Tóibín’s starred book:
“I, like anyone else who ...
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