Toibin, Colm. BROOKLYN. New York City, NY: Scribner & Company, 2009. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 262 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's sixth novel. One of Colm Toibin's finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Colm Toibin's "Brooklyn". A coming-of-age of a different kind, personal as well as national. "A hauntingly compelling novel - by far Toibin's most accessible book - set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950's, about a young woman torn between her family in Ireland and the Italian-American who wins her heart" (Publisher's blurb). "Toibin's haunted heroine glows on the page, unforgettably and lovingly rendered, and her story reflects the lives of so many others exiled from home" (Daphne Durham). Very few journalists, especially very successful ones as the young Toibin was, make the transition from journalism to literature. There is a long list of genre writers ("journalist-turned-thriller writer" is an honorable career change), but only a handful of "journalist-turned-literary artist". Colm Toibin is one of these blessed few, and we have been blessed with his exquisite prose for more than twenty years now. The basis of the brilliant film adaptation by John Crowley, with career-defining performances by Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen. An absolute "must-have" title for Colm Toibin collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Colm Toibin. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great book. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (American) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COLM TOIBIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1439138311. $60.00

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