The Heather Blazing
Eamon Redmond is a judge in Ireland’s high court, a completely legal creature who is just beginning to discover how painfully unconnected he is from other human beings. With effortless fluency, Colm Tóibín reconstructs the history of Eamon’s relationships—with his father, his first “girl,” his wife, and the children who barely know him—and he writes about Eamon’s affection for the Irish coast with such painterly skill that the land itself becomes a character. The result is a novel of stunning power, “seductive and absorbing” (USA Today).
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St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate our favorite luminary of contemporary Irish literature. Acclaimed by critics and beloved by readers, Colm Tóibín’s novels and story collections have been adapted for stage and screen and three...