Nora Webster / Nora Webster: A Novel (Paperback)

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“This quiet but beautifully constructed novel of grief is the tale of an Irish woman caught between looking after her own emotional well-being and that of her four young children in the wake of her husband's death. Her relatives and community mean well, but they trespass almost as often as they support. Like Nora's own missteps, those of outsiders are also forgivable. Toibin's work gets deeper and richer with each new book. I'm already looking forward to his next.”
— Susan Scott, The Secret Garden, Seattle, WA

Description


La nueva novela del maestro de la literatura irlandesa. Colm Toibin, autor de Brooklyn y El testamento de Maria, crea un extraordinario fresco de la Irlanda de finales de los anos sesenta y comienzos de los setenta.
Dicen que el dolor nos hace mas fuertes, pero poco se cuenta del camino que hay que andar para armarse y seguir viviendo despues de una perdida que cambia para siempre nuestra manera de ver el mundo.
Nora es una mujer de cuarenta anos que ha perdido a Maurice, el hombre que fue su marido y el padre de sus cuatro hijos. Viuda y con escasos recursos economicos, inmersa en el aire provinciano de una pequena ciudad irlandesa a finales de los anos sesenta, la mujer usa su inteligencia para mantener el hogar y gobernar ese amor que aun le queda y las emociones ambiguas que van asomando sin pedir permiso.
Lo que nos ofrece Colm Toibin en esta ocasion es mucho mas que un retrato de cuerpo entero: Nora crece en cada pagina de esta esplendida novela, cambia segun el momento en que el lector se acerca a ella, incluso se diluye a ratos para luego volver con mas fuerza. Maurice tambien esta ahi, con los amigos y los hijos, y juntos forman un paisaje humano iluminado por la compasion y la ternura.
Nora Webster: una mujer, una novela y una muestra del talento de uno de los mejores autores del siglo XXI.
ENGLISH DESCRIPTION
From one of contemporary literature's bestselling, critically acclaimed and beloved authors, a magnificent new novel set in Ireland, about a fiercely compelling young widow and mother of four, navigating grief and fear, struggling for hope.
Set in Wexford, Ireland, Colm Toibin's superb seventh novel introduces the formidable, memorable and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she finds solace, engagement, a haven--herself.
Product Details
ISBN: 9788426402622
ISBN-10: 8426402623
Publisher: Lumen Press
Publication Date: June 28th, 2016
Pages: 400
Language: Spanish