Anne Enright’s story of fracture and family, selfishness and compassion - a novel about the gaps in the human heart and how we learn to fill them.
A family epic about love and disappointment, condensed and clarified through the remarkable lens of Anne Enright's unblinking eye.
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 traces the line of hurt and redemption through three generations - starting with the grandmother, Ada Merriman - showing how memories warp and family secrets fester.
About the AuthorAnne Enright has written two collections of stories, one book of non-fiction and six novels, including The Gathering, which won the 2007 Booker Prize.