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The Forgotten Waltz (Hardcover)

Author:  Anne Enright
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 039307255X
ISBN-13: 9780393072556
Sku: 220942151
Publish Date: 10/3/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  263
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A haunting story of desire: a recollection of the bewildering speed of attraction, the irreparable slip into longing.
Irish author Anne Enright won the Man Booker Prize in 2007 for THE GATHERING, a story about the effects of suicide on a family. Since then, she has published two more novels, but now with the remarkably timely and provocative FORGOTTEN WALTZ, she is sure to gain further critical attention and to broaden her readership. Told from the perspective of Gina, who has recently been caught in an adulterous affair, this novel follows Gina's reflections and memories as she thinks about recent events, while holed up in her financially troubled mother's house to wait out a storm. Gina's motivations for her affair--and for staying as long as she did in her marriage--are complex, and Enright allows for contradiction amidst candid honesty. The author also cleverly connects the affair with Gina's money troubles, and then broadens that to touch on the financial crisis that has been plaguing Ireland, Europe, and the World since 2008.


"[Enright's narrator] navigates between the parts of her story that she deems immutable and those that might have been different. She faces her history with a mixture of defiance and pain, but above all, the honesty of knowing her account will never be witnessed by anyone." - Ellen Werneke 10/05/2011

"THE FORGOTTEN WALTZ is so darkly funny, and laser sharp, that it is possible to read it solely as a well-written adultery novel, an infidelity showstopper....But Enright is too interesting a writer to offer up merely an exquisitely written adultery drama. In the book she makes a profoundly insightful connection between adultery and overspending and borrowing." - Elizabeth Taylor 10/07/2011

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