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Discover more about Brooklyn: Colm Toibin Podcast

  Listen to this BBC World Book Club podcast in which Colm Toibin discusses Brooklyn and why he chose to write about Ireland in the 1950s compared with the fast paced life of New York during the period.   Hear him read an extract of the book and get lost in his evocation of the […]

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Brooklyn is a 2009 coming-of-age story by Colm Toibin. Set in Ireland in the 1950s, it tells the story of Eilis Lacey, a young girl for whom, like so many others, opportunities are scarce.

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