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|Awards:||Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2007.|
|Description:||260 p. ; 21 cm.|
"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.
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
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