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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: ...Show synopsisTHE 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.Hide synopsis
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Description:New. No dust jacket as issued. Tight binding with clean text....New. No dust jacket as issued. Tight binding with clean text. New. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 260 p. Audience: General/trade. Man-Booker Prize winner, 2007. 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.
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I haven't yet read most of the other books shortlisted for the Booker Prize, so I won't make a claim as to whether or not The Gathering deserved it. What I can say is that Enright's style is exquisite, and she perfectly portrays the way old wounds and memories come back to haunt us in times of grief ...
Well, I really hate to be blunt, but I might as well get this out. Booker prize material? I don't think so. The Gathering is a fine story about a woman trying to cope after the suicide of her brother. She begins to look back in her life and in that of her rather large Irish family to find out why her ...
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