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The South

Colm Toibin

In 1950, Katherine Proctor leaves Ireland for Barcelona, determined to escape her family and become a painter. There she meets Miguel, an anarchist veteran of the Spanish Civil War, and begins to build a life with him. But Katherine cannot escape her past, as Michael Graves, a fellow Irish émigré in Spain, forces her to reexamine all her relationships: to her lover, her art, and the homeland she only thought she knew. The South is a novel of classic themes—of art and exile, and of the seemingly irreconcilable yearnings for love and freedom—to which Colm Tóibín brings a new, passionate sensitivity.

In 1950, Katherine Proctor leaves Ireland for Barcelona, determined to escape her family and become a painter. There she meets Miguel, an anarchist veteran of the Spanish Civil War, and begins to build a life with him. But Katherine cannot escape her past, as Michael Graves, a fellow Irish émigré in Spain, forces her to reexamine all her relationships: to her lover, her art, and the homeland she only thought she knew. The South is a novel of classic themes—of art and exile, and of the seemingly irreconcilable yearnings for love and freedom—to which Colm Tóibín brings a new, passionate sensitivity.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In 1950, Katherine Proctor leaves Ireland for Barcelona, determined to escape her family and become a painter. There she meets Miguel, an anarchist veteran of the Spanish Civil War, and begins to build a life with him. But Katherine cannot escape her past, as Michael Graves, a fellow Irish émigré in Spain, forces her to reexamine all her relationships: to her lover, her art, and the homeland she only thought she knew. The South is a novel of classic themes—of art and exile, and of the seemingly irreconcilable yearnings for love and freedom—to which Colm Tóibín brings a new, passionate sensitivity.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Terry Donnelly

Length:

7h 33m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:53