The Resource The gathering, Anne Enright

The gathering, Anne Enright

Label
The gathering
Title
The gathering
Statement of responsibility
Anne Enright
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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."--BOOK JACKET
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Title
The gathering
Creator
Summary
Veronica--once an attention-deprived middle child among 12 siblings, and now an unfulfilled wife and mother--has come to London to claim the body of her beloved yet estranged brother Liam who drowned himself at sea. As the nine surviving members of the Hegarty clan converge in Dublin for Liam's wake, Veronica wants to protect the past--and the secret of what transpired in her grandmother's house during the winter of 1968
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
  • Man Booker Prize, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2007
Awards note
Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
191584
Cataloging source
JBL
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6055.N73
LC item number
G38 2007b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Anne Enright
The gathering, Anne Enright

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, ParkerBorrow it
      20105 East Mainstreet, Parker, CO, 80138, US
      39.5183352 -104.7537673
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