The Story of the Night

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The Story of the Night
The Story of the Night.jpg
Paperback edition book cover
Author Colm Tóibín
Country Ireland
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Picador
Publication date
27 September 1996
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 320 pp
ISBN 0-330-34017-4 (hardback edition) & ISBN 0-330-34018-2 (paperback edition)
OCLC 36712956
823/.914 21
LC Class PR6070.O455 S76 1996

The Story of the Night is a novel by Irish novelist Colm Tóibín, set in Argentina in the 1980s where the main character, Richard, was born. Son of a British mother and a dead father, he must come to terms with the hidden story of his two countries now at war and his sexuality as he grows up.

Awards and nominations[edit]

It won the Ferro-Grumley Award for the "Best Gay Novel of 1997".