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The Gathering

The Gathering

by Anne Enright
CD-Audio
Publication Date: 06/02/2008
 
Anne Enright is a dazzling writer of international stature and one of Ireland¿s most singular voices. Now she delivers The Gathering, a moving, evocative portrait of a large Irish family and a shot of fresh blood into the Irish literary tradition, combining the lyricism of the old with the shock of the new. The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea. His sister, Veronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him--something that happened in their grandmother¿s house in the winter of 1968. As Enright traces the line of betrayal and redemption through three generations her distinctive intelligence twists the world a fraction and gives it back to us in a new and unforgettable light. The Gathering is a daring, witty, and insightful family epic, clarified through Anne Enright¿s unblinking eye. It is a story about love and disappointment, about how memories warp and secrets fester, and how fate is written in the body, not in the stars.
ISBN:
9781436102650
9781436102650
Category:
Uncategorized
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
06-02-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Recorded Books, Inc.
Country of origin:
United States
Anne Enright

Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works.

She has published two collection of stories, collected as Yesterday’s Weather, one book of non-fiction, Making Babies, and five novels, including The Gathering, which was the Irish Novel of the Year, and won the Irish Fiction Award and the 2007 Man Booker Prize, and The Forgotten Waltz, which was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

She is the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction.

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