The Forgotten Waltz
Publish date: May 31st 2011
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Irish Literature
Picked this up after it won the Carnegie prize. Not my usual scene, but I loved the prose and the complicated main character.
This Orange prize nominee is a bit disappointing if I'm honest. The human emotion is real and honest. What happens in the book can happen to anyone - and that made me profoundly sad. But... Maybe I'm still to young or optimistic for this and would love it in a few years. Who knows?
Hmm. Nee, da hatte ich mehr erwartet.
blurb - In a snow blanketed Dublin, Gina reflects on the last decade, from the moment she first caught a glimpse of Sean Vallely, through a haze of cigarette smoke, through the happenstance and lust, the hotel rooms and the secrets, that have brought down two marriages, three mortgages and left her ...
I liked this a lot more than most of the other reviewers - The dispassionate writing, the minute observations of each flinch and gesture in a marriage, the sudden passions of an unexpected affair and the observations of brittle middle age. I aso really liked the flawed heroine.