“While her body is put through the motions, so is her mind. Donning an emerald green coat, Ireland firmly in her heart, she is incongruous to her overwhelming new environment – a four leaf clover in a world of hot dogs and cosmetics. It’s like she hasn’t experienced anything beyond her usual village routine of eat, work, dance, sleep (the ‘50s, somewhat pedestrian Fatboy Slim). Her body is on American soil but her mind is back across the Atlantic, as Eilis so eloquently puts it in a letter to her beloved elder sister Rose.”
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