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The Gathering

AuthorAnne Enright

NarratorFiona Shaw

Duration7h 47m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Novels

PublisherNaxos

VersionUnabridged

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This audiobook was the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2007. 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. His sister Veronica was there then, as she is now: keeping the dead man company, just for another little while. This is a family epic and is also a sexual history: tracing the line of hurt and redemption through three generations - starting with the grandmother, Ada Merriman - showing how memories warp and family secrets fester. This 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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