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The Gathering - Anne Enright
The Gathering
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A remarkable new novel from one of Ireland's most important and innovative writers. 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... show more
A remarkable new novel from one of Ireland's most important and innovative writers.
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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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780224078733
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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2.0 Review of The Gathering by Anne Enright
Just a painful slog for me. I thought it started out with some promise but the narrator in this story was simply depressing. The story revolves around the suicide of the narrators brother - so I understand that it is not necessarily going to be an uplifting story - but all the reminiscing and the ...
A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it
4.0 The Gathering
Veronica's brother has died after a long and troubling descent watched by herself and her siblings. She's resigned, her and her eight surviving siblings are coming together to their mother's house to hold the wake and go over all the emotional wreckage that comes to the surface in those times.Veroni...
Mellkoh
Mellkoh rated it
3.0 The Gathering
An interesting reflection on a sibling relationship, by the surviving sibling.
Ellen Allen Writes
Ellen Allen Writes rated it
4.0 The Gathering
I love her prose. Her books are never about very much, i.e. nothing much happens, but the way she tells the story of nothing happening is perfect for me. She can really encapsulate what I felt at certain periods of my life.
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