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The Gathering by Anne Enright

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The Gathering by Anne Enright

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The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan gather in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother Liam. It wasn't the drink that killed him - although that certainly helped - it was what happened to him as a boy in his grandmother's house, in the winter of 1968. This is a novel about how our fate is written in the body, not in the stars.

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The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan gather in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother Liam. It wasn't the drink that killed him - although that certainly helped - it was what happened to him as a boy in his grandmother's house, in the winter of 1968. His sister, Veronica was there then, as she is now: keeping the dead man company, just for another little while. The "Gathering" is a family epic, condensed and clarified through the remarkable lens of Anne Enright's unblinking eye. It is also a sexual history: tracing the line of hurt and redemption through three generations - starting with the grandmother, Ada Merriman - showing how memories warp and family secrets fester. This is a novel about love and disappointment, about thwarted lust and limitless desire, and how our fate is written in the body, not in the stars. The "Gathering" sends fresh blood through the Irish literary tradition, combining the lyricism of the old with the shock of the new. As in all Anne Enright's work, fiction and non-fiction, this is a book of daring, wit and insight: her distinctive intelligence twisting the world a fraction, and giving it back to us in a new and unforgettable light.

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SKU GOR000399079
Title The Gathering
Author By (author) Anne Enright
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2007
Page Number 272
ISBN 0224078739
ISBN13 9780224078733
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes Winner of Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year Award 2008. Shortlisted for RTE Radio 1's The Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award 2008. Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2008. Shortlisted for Inte
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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