Colm Toibin's new collection of short stories 'The Empty Family' is published next week. Each story is beautifully written and full of atmosphere, often with Toibin’s typical sense of loss and longing, of ‘sad echoes and dim feelings’. The majority of the stories are five-star gems but there are one or two that don’t quite come off. A very good read nevertheless.
My full review of the book is on the Bookbag website.