Brooklyn (novel) - Part One Summary & Analysis

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Eilis Lacey attends Vocational School where she studies bookkeeping. Her older sister, Rose, is gorgeous and popular in town. Eilis watches with a little envy as Rose gets home from work, freshens up, and heads out to a party at the golf club. Eilis is requested at the home of Miss Kelly, who owns Kelly’s Grocery. Miss Kelly wishes to hire Eilis to work at the shop on Sundays after 7 a.m. Mass, the busiest day of the week. Eilis accepts. On the way home, she stops to visit her best friend, Nancy Byrne, and their mutual friend Annette O’Brien. Nancy reveals she danced four times with George Sheridan at the dance in the Athenaeum on Sunday night. Nancy and Annette are stunned to learn that Eilis will be working for Miss Kelly since they all consider her strict and unfriendly...

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