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The gathering

Author: Anne Enright
Publisher: New York : Black Cat ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As nine members of the Hegarty clan gather for the wake of their drowned brother Liam, his sister Veronica remembers the secret he shared with her about what happened in their grandmother's house thirty years ago, a betrayal that spans three generations.
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Enright
ISBN: 9780802170392 0802170390
OCLC Number: 164586458
Awards: Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2007.
Description: 260 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Anne Enright.

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As nine members of the Hegarty clan gather for the wake of their drowned brother Liam, his sister Veronica remembers the secret he shared with her about what happened in their grandmother's house thirty years ago, a betrayal that spans three generations.

"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 grandmother's 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."--Jacket.

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Winner of the 2007 Man Booker Prize "Los Angeles Times" Best Books of 2007 "Fierce and clear-eyed . . . a witty, scatological, and moving splendor of a novel. Enright's language is percussive one Read more...

 
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Compelling story, but not engaging

by Harry007 (WorldCat user published 2010-03-23) Fair Permalink

This book won the 2007 Man Booker Prize. I give it a fair rating for being a compelling story, although not an entirely engaging one.

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