The Gathering

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‘The Gathering’ is a family epic, condensed and clarified through 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.

ISBN: 9780099501633 Author: Enright, Anne Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 5th January 2008 Imprint: Vintage Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:22) Pages: 260 Language: English Edition: |1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

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.

The Gathering 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.

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