Review: MOTHERS AND SONS by Colm Toibin

Strangers In The Family

by Pico Iyer for NY Times Books (Dec. 31, 2006)

“Colm Toibin’s first book of stories begins with a man on an upper balcony, looking out on a city that is a “great emptiness.” The image is a haunting one, if only because Toibin’s last, much acclaimed novel, “The Master,” was preoccupied with a man watching the world from an upstairs window, a secret sharer, relishing the power of being an observer while terrified, deep down, of being observed himself. That man was Henry James.”

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