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The Gathering

Enright, Anne - BOOKER WINNING SIGNED FIRST EDITION

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ISBN 10: 0224078739 / ISBN 13: 9780224078733
Verlag: Jonathan Cape London, 2007
Zustand: As New Hardcover
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RARE SIGNED FIRST PRINTING. AS NEW & UNREAD. Signed on the title page, just the name, no dedication. Protected flawless jacket. Stunning collectable, now very rare. The Man Booker prize-winning novelist has been elected to serve as Ireland’s first Laureate for Fiction. SIGNED AND RARE. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-10781322991

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Titel: The Gathering

Verlag: Jonathan Cape London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2007

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:As New

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: 1st Edition...

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Winner of the Man Booker Prize 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.

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Amazon Significant Seven, November 2007: Pretty early on in The Gathering you realize that in her lingering portrait of the Hegarty clan (and this isn't hyperbole--they are a family of 12), Irish novelist Anne Enright will wrestle with all the giant literary tropes that have come before her. Family, of course, is the big one, but with equal intensity she explores death and dying, the sea and its siren song, sex, shame, secrecy, unreliable memories, madness, "the drink," and--always in the shadows--England. That said, it's not like any other novel about the Irish that I've read. The story of the Hegartys is indeed bleak, and hard, but it surges with tenderness and eloquent thought which, in the end, are the very things that help this family (or at least her narrator Veronica) survive. Through her eyes, and in Enright's skillful imagination, those small turning-point moments of life that we all know in some form or another--a petty fight, a careless word, an event witnessed--come together in an unshakeable vision of how you become the person you are. --Anne Bartholomew

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