Released on 04 September 2008.

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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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The last story in this excellent collection is a superbly powerful tale of betrayal and desertion. Quintessential Tóibín.
Spectator
By turns surprising and illuminating, always beautifully written, Mothers and Sons places Tóibín in the front rank of modern Irish fiction . . . It may not be going too far to suggest Irish fiction has found its first Master of the new century.
Scotland on Sunday
Some of the most accomplished and nuanced soundings contemporary fiction has to offer.
New York Times