Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 978-0-7710-3074-1 (0-7710-3074-6)
Pub Date: May 31, 2011
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The Forgotten Waltz is a memory of desire: a recollection of the bewildering speed of attraction, the irreparable slip into longing, that reads with breathtaking immediacy. In Terenure, a pleasant suburb of Dublin, in the winter of 2009, it has snowed. A woman recalls the trail of lust and happenstance that brought her to fall for "the love of her life." As the city outside comes to a halt, she remembers the days of their affair in one hotel room or another: long afternoons made blank by bliss and denial. Now, as the silent streets and the stillness and vertigo of the falling snow make the day luminous and full of possibility, she awaits the arrival on her doorstep of his fragile, twelve-year-old daughter, Evie. In The Forgotten Waltz, Enright is at the height of her powers. This is Anne Enright's tour de force, a novel of intelligence, passion, and real distinction.Awards
FINALIST 2012 - Orange Prize
A Globe and Mail Best BookAbout this Author
ANNE ENRIGHT's most recent novel, The Gathering, won the 2007 Man Booker Prize and is a Canadian and international bestseller. Enright is also the author of the novels: The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch, What Are You Like?, and The Wig My Father Wore, and the short story collection The Portable Virgin. She lives in Dublin.
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