Long Island

In Long Island, Tóibín picks up the threads of his Brooklyn protagonist, Eilis's story twenty years later. The decisions she made then have caught up with her. Her husband, Tony, the man she left Ireland to begin a life with in New York, has impregnated the wife of a plumbing customer, who promises to leave the "bastard" child on their front steps. In her dazed return to Ireland, ostensibly for her mother's eightieth birthday celebration, a more mature Eilis rediscovers the love of the man she left behind and must wrestle with her future. Who is she making decisions for, and what will be their ramifications? Tóibín's prose rustles with the unspoken. Recommended by Kelly

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ISBN: 9781476785110
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Published: Scribner - May 7th, 2024

From the beloved, critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author comes a spectacularly moving and intense novel of secrecy, misunderstanding, and love, the story of Eilis Lacey, the complex and enigmatic heroine of Brooklyn, Tóibín’s most popular work twenty years later.

Eilis Lacey is Irish, married to Tony Fiorello, a plumber and