Colm Toibin - The Testament of Mary (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9780241962978
Shortlisted for The Booker Prize 2013.
From the author of Brooklyn comes a short, powerful novel about one of the most famous mothers in history.
In a voice that is both tender and filled with rage, The Testament of Mary tells the story of a cataclysmic event which led to an overpowering grief. For Mary, her son has been lost to the world, and now, living in exile and in fear, she tries to piece together the memories of the events that led to her son's brutal death. To her he was a vulnerable figure, surrounded by men who could not be trusted, living in a time of turmoil and change.
As her life and her suffering begin to acquire the resonance of myth, Mary struggles to break the silence surrounding what she knows to have happened. In her effort to tell the truth in all its gnarled complexity, she slowly emerges as a figure of immense moral stature as well as a woman from history rendered now as fully human.
- Format : Slimmer 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Families & Sagas
- Published : 2012 (This Edition 2013 - Penguin)
- ISBN : 9780241962978
- SKU : B002491
- PPC : LL200gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"This is a flawless work, touching, moving and terrifying." - Linda Grant, The Guardian.
"Beautifully crafted." - The Times.
"Fearsomely strange, deeply thoughtful." - The Guardian.
"With deceptively modest prose, Tóibín presents the Virgin Mary's story as one of human loss rather than salvation. By doing so he gives us a Mary to identify with rather than venerate." - Metro.
"Daring and very moving." - John Banville "Books of the Year", Irish Times.
"The Testament of Mary, a novella of absences and silences, achieves a shimmering power." - Joseph O'Connor, Irish Times.
Colm Tóibín FRSL, is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic, and poet. Tóibín is currently Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University in Manhattan and succeeded Martin Amis as professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester.
Featured Author . . . Colm Toibin
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