The Irish Quarter
"Silence" is the lead story in Colm Toibin's most recent collection of short stories, The Empty Family. In this story, which does not let us know who it was about until a few pages have gone by probably so we will not prejudge Gregory, we see how Gregory viewed herself. We learn of her long term adultery, we learn a good bit about her marriage, and we see how society viewed her. "Silence" is a very good story. I think it helps if you know something about why Gregory matters and once you do maybe you will be able to understand her motivations a bit better. If you want to read this story, you can download the sample eBook from Amazon.
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|"Sounds ever so dull to me"|