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.
"It is clearly the product of a remarkable intelligence, combined with a gift for observation and deduction" -- A. L. Kennedy Guardian "She beautifully describes the way hurt can be inherited... Enright is a daring writer - witty, original and inventive... Utterly compelling" -- Eithne Farry Daily Mail "A welcome return, for this writer, to novel form, and as a fresh, sophisticated take on the ever-popular dysfunctional family saga" -- Eve Patten Irish Times "Anne Enright has all she needs in terms of imagination and technique and she's a tremendous phrase maker" -- Adam Mars-Jones Observer "Enright ambushes as memory does, drawing you into an event and then questioning it's reality" Sunday Telegraph
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st May 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.2 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.2