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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 14/04/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780330389860