The new novel from one of Irelands most prominent voices, The Gathering is an extraordinary anatomization of a family confronting the ghosts of its history.
A dazzling writer of international stature, Anne Enright is one of Irelands most singular voices. Now she delivers The Gathering, a return to an intimate canvas and a moving, evocative portrait of a large Irish family haunted by the past.
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 grandmothers house in the winter of 1968. As Enright traces the line of betrayal and redemption through three generations, she shows how memories warp and secrets fester. The Gathering is a family epic, clarified through Anne Enrights unblinking eye. This is a novel about love and disappointment, about how fate is written in the body, not in the stars.
Biografía del autor
Anne Enright (Dublín, 1962) ha publicado ensayos, cuentos y novelas. Su escritura explora temas como las relaciones familiares, el amor y el sexo, más allá de las dificultades de Irlanda. Ha ganado el Davy Byrne;s Irish Writing Award en 2004, el Royal Society of Authors Encore Prize, en 2007 el Premio Booker y en 2008 el Irish Novel. Es miembro de la Royal Society of Literature.