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The Blackwater lightship, Colm Toibin

Label
The Blackwater lightship
Title
The Blackwater lightship
Statement of responsibility
Colm Toibin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is Ireland in the early 1990s. Three women, Dora Devereux, her daughter Lily and her grand-daughter Helen, have arrived, after years of strife, at an uneasy peace with each other. They know that in the years ahead it will be necessary for them to keep their distance. Now, however, Declan, Helen's adored brother, is dying and the three of them come together in the grandmother's crumbling old house with two of Declan's friends. All six of them, from different generations and with different beliefs, are forced to listen to each other and come to terms with each other." "The Blackwater Lightship is a novel about morals and manners, about culture clashes and clashes of personalities, but it is also a novel full of stories, as the characters give an account of themselves, and the others listen, awe struck or deeply amused at things they have never heard before."--Jacket
Awards note
Man Booker Prize, 1999, shortlist
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Toibin, Colm
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terminally ill
  • Death
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Grandmothers
  • Ireland
Label
The Blackwater lightship, Colm Toibin
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocm41466613
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780330389860
Lccn
99491686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
PML 193925
Label
The Blackwater lightship, Colm Toibin
Publication
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
ocm41466613
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780330389860
Lccn
99491686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
PML 193925

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