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Inhaltsangabe zu „Brooklyn“ von Colm Tóibín

It is Ireland in the early 1950s and for Eilis Lacey, as for so many young Irish girls, opportunities are scarce. So when her sister arranges for her to emigrate to New York, Eilis knows she must go, leaving behind her family and her home for the first time. (Quelle:'Flexibler Einband')

I expected much more from this story than what I received.

— Lonechastesoul
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Spannender Agententhriller aus der Zeit des spanischen Bürgerkrieges - spannend, brutal - mit starker Hauptfigur!

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Nachtblau

Gelungene Mischung aus Geschichte und Fiktion über die Niederlande im 17. Jahrhundert und das Handwerk des 'holländischen Porzellans'.

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Das Versprechen der Wüste

Geschichte zu einem mir vorher unbekannten Land...

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Ein absolutes Meisterwerk, was gelesen werden will! Ein toller Debütroman, der es in sich hat!

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Authentischer und interessanter Einblick in das historische Räuberleben.

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Das Beste, was ich in letzter Zeit gelesen habe. Ich habe teilweise tränenüberströmt mitgefierbert!

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  • Very quiet read about a young woman who leaves her home.

    Brooklyn
    Lonechastesoul

    Lonechastesoul

    01. March 2016 um 23:30

    A coming of age story about an Irish working-class girl who immigrates all alone to Brooklyn. Set in the 1950's, in a time after the second world war, this relates the story of Eilis Lacey, a young Irish woman, who with the help of her older sister and a priest gets an opportunity to leave her small Irish town to seek a better life in America. In Brooklyn, New York, Eilis begins her new life as a resident in a boardinghouse owned by Mrs Kehoe. During the day she works at a department store, and at night, she attends night classes where she studies bookkeeping. It's only a matter of time before homesickness sets in, leaving Eilis feeling sad and depressed. During an Irish dance, Eilis meets Tony, and they fall in love. Then Eilis's sister Rose, the glue who holds the family together, dies suddenly, and Eilis finds herself on her way back to Ireland, where she lets other people tell her what to do. Until she doesn't. This story isn't just about romance: It's about finding home, discovering yourself and knowing where the little pieces that make you fit into the messed up puzzle that is life, it's about choices and the consequences of those choices, it's about being human. It's simply about humanity. Still, I expected much more from this story than what I received. Don't get me wrong, it was okay, but that is all it was.

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  • Rezension zu "by Colm Toibin Brooklyn" von Colm Tóibín

    Brooklyn
    Schiller-Buchhandlung

    Schiller-Buchhandlung

    28. April 2011 um 18:32

    Brooklyn ist eine Emigrantengeschichte, erzählt aus der Perspektive der jungen Ellis. Kaum je aus ihrer Heimatstadt im Süden Irlands herausgekommen, soll sie sich in Amerika eine Arbeit suchen. Ohne komplizierte Handlungsstränge wird hier ein wohltuender Roman über das Thema Heimatverlust, aber auch über die verschiedenen Phasen der Integration erzählt. Der Roman war 2009 für den Booker Prize (wichtigter britischer Literaturpreis) nominiert, erhielt dann den Costo Book Award (britischer Literaturpreis) in der Kategorie "Bester Roman 2009" (EH)

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