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The Gathering - Anne Enright
The Gathering
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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... show more
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 novel about love and disappointment, about how memories warp and secrets fester, and how fate is written in the body, not in the stars.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802170392 (0802170390)
ASIN: 0802170390
Publisher: Black Cat
Pages no: 260
Edition language: English
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A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An 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...
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.
Boston Bibliophile
Boston Bibliophile rated it
2.0 The Gathering
http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2007/11/review-gathering-by-anne-enright.html
Breid
Breid rated it
Stuck at Ch.11 on this. Beautifully constructed prose is a joy to read but so far am finding this to be a somewhat bleak read. Perhaps it does not suit New Year and dismal weather blues.
Book.Blog.Bake.
Book.Blog.Bake. rated it
2.0 The Gathering
Unfortunately, The Gathering didn’t really do it for me. The Irish setting of the book was played up a lot on the cover and in some of the endorsements on the back of the book, but the Hegartys didn’t seem to embody the “Irish family” as claimed. Now, to be fair, I don’t exactly have a whole lot of ...
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