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The Blackwater Lightship: A Novel

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It is Ireland in the early 1990s. Helen, her mother, Lily, and her grandmother, Dora have come together to tend to Helen's brother, Declan, who is dying of AIDS. With Declan's two friends, the six of them are forced to plumb the shoals of their own histories and to come to terms with each other.Shortlisted for the Booker Prize,The Blackwater Lightshipis a deeply resonant story about three generations of an estranged family reuniting to mourn an untimely death. In spare, luminous prose, Colm Tibn explores the nature of love and the complex emotions inside a family at war with itself. Hailed as "a genuine work of art"(Chicago Tribune),this is a novel about the capacity of stories to heal the deepest wounds.
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Author: Colm Toibin

Language: English

Edition: (Edition: 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction Ed)

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Scribner

Release Date: 2001-06-05

Pages: 288

ISBN: 0743203313

ISBN13: 9780743203319