Released on 07 September 2007.

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Mothers and Sons

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2007 Winner

Edge Hill Short Story Prize

Synopsis

Colm Tóibín's Mothers and Sons is a sensitive and beautifully written meditation on the dramas surrounding this most elemental of relationships. Psychologically intricate and emotionally incisive, each finely wrought story teases out the delicate and difficult strands woven between mothers and sons. This is an acute, masterful and moving collection that confirms Tóibín as a great prose stylist of our time.

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Moving . . . beautifully captured moments of longing and loss . . . Tóibín is a subtle, intelligent and deeply felt writer.
Guardian
The last story in this excellent collection is a superbly powerful tale of betrayal and desertion. Quintessential Tóibín.
Spectator
Tóibín is a master of understated emotions. From wintry landscapes, bereft of human life, to crowded pubs filled with musicians, every scene has the ring of truth.
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