by Colm Toibin
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Nora Webster is in contention for the 2014 Costa Roman de Prix and 2015 Folio Prize * * * Nora Webster is heartbreaking new novel by one of the greatest novelists of today’s writingIt’s the late 1960s in Ireland.Nora Webster is living in a small town, caring for her four children, trying to rebuild her life after her husband’s death.She is fiercely intelligent, both difficult and impatient, at the same time tender, but she is trapped in her circumstances, and waiting for a chance that will lift her beyond.Slowly, through the gift of music and the power of friendship, she finds a glimmer of hope and a way to start again.As the dynamics of the family is changing, it seems at once fiercely flippant, but also a figure of the great moral of ambiguity, which makes it one of the most memorable of the heroines in contemporary fiction.The portrait which is painted in the following years, it is agonizing, piercingly insightful, always tender and deeply true.Colm Toibin de Nora, it is a character that resonates as Anna Karénine or Madame Bovary and Nora Webster is a novel that sheds light on our lives in a way that is rare in literature.His humanity and compassion forge an unforgettable reading experience” One of the most gifted scriptwriters in the world” Sebastian Barry
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