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.
"A strong and moving work of fiction about the hard truths of changing one's life. A grand achievement."--Don DeLillo
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 30th October 2012
Dimensions (cm): 20.066 x 13.462 x 1.524
Weight (kg): 0.204