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The Heather Blazing (birthday edition) (Picador Thirty) (original 1992; edition 2002)
by Colm Tóibín (Author)
The Heather Blazing by Colm Tóibín (1992)
Colm Tóibín's second "lovely, understated" novel that "proceeds with stately grace" (The Washington Post Book World) about an uncompromising judge whose principles, when brought home to his own family, are tragic. Eamon Redmond is a judge in Ireland's high court, a completely legal creature who is just beginning to discover how painfully unconnected he is from other human beings. With effortless fluency, Colm Tóibín reconstructs the history of Eamon's relationships--with his father, his first "girl," his wife, and the children who barely know him--and he writes about Eamon's affection for the Irish coast with such painterly skill that the land itself becomes a character. The result is a novel of stunning power, "seductive and absorbing" (USA Today).
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)823.914 — Literature English (not North America) English fiction Modern Period 1901-1999 1945-1999
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