A remarkable family epic, which won the 2007 Man Booker Prize. The 9 surviving children of the Hegarty clan gather together in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother Liam. Slowly, the memories and secrets of 3 generations unravel, and sexual histories are revealed. Combining the lyricism of the old Irish literary tradition with the shock of the new, this is a book of daring, wit and insight. 'She beautifully describes the way hurt can be inherited... Enright is a daring writer - witty, original and inventive...' Eithne Farry, "Daily Mail"
"She beautifully describes the way hurt can be inherited... Enright is a daring writer - witty, original and inventive... Utterly compelling" Eithne Farry Daily Mail
Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. She has written two collections of stories, published together as
Yesterdayâ€™s Weather, one book of non-fiction,
Making Babies, and six novels, including
The Gathering, which won the 2007 Man Booker Prize,
The Forgotten Waltz, which was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and
The Green Road, which was the Bord GÃ¡is Energy Novel of the Year and won the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. In 2015 she was appointed as the first Laureate for Irish Fiction, and in 2018 she received the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Contribution to Irish Literature.