Read extract  

The Story of the Night

0 based on 0 ratings & 0 reviews on

07 March 08


Richard Garay lives alone with his mother, hiding his sexuality from her and from those around him. Stifled by a job he despises, he finds himself willing to take considerable risks. Set in Argentina in a time of great change, The Story of the Night is a powerful and moving novel about a man who, as the Falklands War is fought and lost, finds his own way to emerge into the world.

In the media

A remarkable achievement . . . The ease, the fluidity, the economy, the precision of Tóibín’s masterly prose make this novel sheer pleasure to read.
The Times
A brave and remarkable novel, the impact of which no reader will shed.
Sunday Independent
Nobody before Tóibín has made such honesty stand so clearly for political and personal integrity . . . In each of his first three novels he has invented a strong central character but Garay is by far his most memorable.
Sunday Times