She is fiercely intelligent, at times difficult and impatient, at times kind, but she is trapped by her circumstances, and waiting for any chance which will lift her beyond them. Colm Toibin. * * * Shortlisted for the 2014 Costa Novel Awards and the 2015 Folio Prize * * *.
I've wanted to read something else by Colm Tóibín since reading Testament of Mary, but haven't decided between this book and Brooklyn. Colm Tóibín read from his novel 'Nora Webster' (2014) at the Louisiana Literature festival at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark in August 2015. Camera: Jakob Solbakken and Mathias Nyholm. Colm Toibin.