Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Colm Tóibín's "The Color of Shadows" (novelette, non-genre, free): Description of an old woman's last days

Illustration accompanying the original publication of the short story titled The Color of Shadows by Colm Toibin in The New YorkerVery moving story of the last couple of years of life of a woman, & her relationship with the nephew she'd raised alone since his childhood.

Caution: Readers from cultures with different old age care expectations will probably find parts of it horrifying. But there is familiar here too. And it's a moving story nevertheless.

Fact sheet.

First published: The New Yorker, 13 April 2009.
Rating: A.
Download full text from publisher's site.