The heather blazing is the 1992 novel by irish writer colm tibnit was the writers second novel and allowed him to become a full time fiction writer the intensity of the prose and the emotional tension under the colder eye with which the events are seen provided him with a faithful readership both at home and abroad. The heather blazing colm toibin on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the sea is slowly eating into the land and the hill with the old watchtower has completely disappeared the nearest house has crumbled and fallen into the sea it is ireland in the late twentieth century eamon redmond is a judge in the irish high court. The heather blazing is a superlatively quiet novel set in the wexford coast ireland about the resonance of childhood memories and losses that continue to reverberate through adult life the key character is amon redmond a revered judge who retreats each summer at the end of the law term to a cliff side house in cush with his wife carmel. The heather blazing by colm toibin colm tibns second lovely understated novel that proceeds with stately grace the washington post book world about. The heather blazing makes a breathtaking leap into the realm of joyces dubliners mirabella there area handful of writers who manage to combine our times awareness of the boot tracks families leave on their members psyches with a direct and uncomplicated experience of those wounded lives
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