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The Testament of Mary

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
From the author of Brooklyn comes a short, powerful novel about one of the most famous mothers in history.

In a voice that is both tender and filled with rage, The Testament of Mary tells the story of a cataclysmic event which led to an overpowering grief. For Mary, her son has been lost to the world, and now, living in exile and in fear, she tries to piece together the memories of the events that led to her son's brutal death. To her he was a vulnerable figure, surrounded by men who could not be trusted, living in a time of turmoil and change.

As her life and her suffering begin to acquire the resonance of myth, Mary struggles to break the silence surrounding what she knows to have happened. In her effort to tell the truth in all its gnarled complexity, she slowly emerges as a figure of immense moral stature as well as a woman from history rendered now as fully human.

Colm Toibin was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of six novels, including The Blackwater Lightship, The Master, both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and Brooklyn, which won the Costa Novel Award, and two collections of stories, Mothers and Sons and The Empty Family.


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November 2012 : USA Hardback
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October 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Testament of Mary
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July 1931 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Testament of Mary
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February 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Testament of Mary: A Novel
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September 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Testament of Mary
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ISBN: 1-4423-6347-9 / 978-1-4423-6347-2 (USA edition)
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September 2013 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Testament of Mary
Author(s): Colm Toibin
ISBN: 1-4713-3740-5 / 978-1-4713-3740-6 (UK edition)
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Title: The Testament of Mary
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ISBN: 1-4713-6243-4 / 978-1-4713-6243-9 (UK edition)
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