Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: December 2012
Duration: 7 hours 34 minutes
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.