The Heather Blazing

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Eamon Redmond is a judge in Ireland’s high court, a man remote from his wife, his son and daughter and, at least outwardly, from his own childhood. The life he has built for himself, between his work in Dublin and his family’s retreat by the sea at Cush, is distinguished by order and by achievement. When, like his beloved coastline, it begins to slip away, he is pulled sharply into the present, and finds himself revisiting his past.

‘Proceeds with stately grace from past to present, incident to incident, slowly forming, as it moves, the full shape of a man’s public and private life’ Washington Post

‘If Colm Tóibín were a singer you would say he had perfect pitch’ Spectator

About Colm Toibin

Colm Tóibín was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of seven novels, most recently Brooklyn, the 2009 Costa Novel of the Year, The Master, which was shortlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize and winner of the LA Times Book Prize and the IMPAC Book Award, and The Blackwater Lightship, which was shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize and the 2001 IMPAC Award. His non-fiction includes Bad Blood, Homage to Barcelona, The Sign of the Cross and Love in a Dark Time. He is also the author of two short-story collections, Mothers and Sons, which was awarded the inaugural Edge Hill Prize, and The Empty Family, which was shortlisted for the 2011 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. He lives in Dublin.

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Books by Colm Toibin

The South
The South
Bad Blood
Bad Blood
Homage to Barcelona
Homage to Barcelona
The Sign of the Cross
The Sign of the Cross
Love in a Dark Time
Love in a Dark Time
The Blackwater Lightship
The Blackwater Lightship
The Story of the Night
The Story of the Night
Mothers and Sons
Mothers and Sons
The Master
The Master
Lady Gregory's Toothbrush
Lady Gregory's Toothbrush