The Blackwater Lightship - Colm Toibin (Paperback) 07-03-2008 Short-listed for Man Booker Prize 1999 (UK).

The Blackwater Lightship - Colm Toibin (Paperback) 07-03-2008 Short-listed for Man Booker Prize 1999 (UK).

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Set in Ireland in the 1990s, Colm Toibin's The Blackwater Lightship tells the story of the Devereux family. Dora Devereux, her daughter Lily and her granddaughter Helen - have come together after years of strife and reached an uneasy truce. Helen's adored brother Declan is dying. Two friends join him and the women in a crumbling old house by the sea, where the six of them, from different generations and with different beliefs, must listen and come to terms with one another.