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The Colony

ISBN: 9780571367603
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Dubray Staff Recommended Read....An English artist and a French linguist arrive on an island three miles off the coast of Ireland. The Irish speaking colony of just twelve families is isolated yet picturesque. The friction between the visitors and the native people acts as a microcosm of the colonial conflict taking place on the mainland. Magee tackles gargantuan matters such as language and identity with unbelievable ease. This deeply contemplative and intimate novel from the award-winning author is an essential read. Recommended by Mary-Louise Ryan, Dubray Galway
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The clarity of Colm Toibin's prose is blended with the
emotional truth of Anne Enright in this stand-out new
novel of belonging and loss
He handed the easel to the boatman, reaching down the pier wall towards the
sea.
Mr Lloyd has decided to travel to the island by boat without engine - the authentic
experience.
Unbeknownst to him, Mr Masson will also soon be arriving for the summer.
Both will strive to encapsulate the truth of this place - one in his paintings, the
other with his faithful rendition of its speech, the language he hopes to preserve.
But the people who live here on this rock - three miles wide and half-a-mile
long - have their own views on what is being recorded, what is being taken
and what is given in return. Over the summer each of the women and men in
the household this French and Englishman join is forced to question what they
value and what they desire. At the end of the summer, as the visitors head
home, there will be a reckoning.

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The clarity of Colm Toibin's prose is blended with the
emotional truth of Anne Enright in this stand-out new
novel of belonging and loss
He handed the easel to the boatman, reaching down the pier wall towards the
sea.
Mr Lloyd has decided to travel to the island by boat without engine - the authentic
experience.
Unbeknownst to him, Mr Masson will also soon be arriving for the summer.
Both will strive to encapsulate the truth of this place - one in his paintings, the
other with his faithful rendition of its speech, the language he hopes to preserve.
But the people who live here on this rock - three miles wide and half-a-mile
long - have their own views on what is being recorded, what is being taken
and what is given in return. Over the summer each of the women and men in
the household this French and Englishman join is forced to question what they
value and what they desire. At the end of the summer, as the visitors head
home, there will be a reckoning.

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