Book Reviews of The Heather Blazing

The Heather Blazing
The Heather Blazing
Author: Colm Toibin
ISBN-13: 9780140175325
ISBN-10: 0140175326
Publication Date: 3/1/1994
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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The Heather Blazing is a consumately Irish novel: in love with the land and the sea, divided between the past and the present, and, of course, obsessed with the weather. Colm Toibin illuminates life in a country where everything is political...a beautifully written book, the prose fluid and never flashy, the structure perfectly suited to the story. Toibin weaves past and present together in a way designed to extract the maximum resonance from the juxtaposition.
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Irish novelist Toibin offers a profound study of the emotional paralysis which grips a Dublin High Court Judge and his family.