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The Gathering

(2007)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel
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. The "Gathering" is a family epic, condensed and clarified through the remarkable lens of Anne Enright's unblinking eye. It 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. The "Gathering" sends fresh blood through the Irish literary tradition, combining the lyricism of the old with the shock of the new. As in all Anne Enright's work, fiction and non-fiction, this is a book of daring, wit and insight: her distinctive intelligence twisting the world a fraction, and giving it back to us in a new and unforgettable light.

 
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Used availability for Anne Enright's The Gathering


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Hardback Editions

January 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Gathering (Thorndike Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 1-4104-0315-7 / 978-1-4104-0315-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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2008 : UK Hardback
Title: The Gathering (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 1-4056-8648-0 / 978-1-4056-8648-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: The Gathering: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 0-8021-1873-9 / 978-0-8021-1873-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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May 2007 : UK Hardback
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 0-224-07873-9 / 978-0-224-07873-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

August 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Gathering: Vintage 21
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 0-09-956315-0 / 978-0-09-956315-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Gathering (Vintage Booker)
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 0-09-953507-6 / 978-0-09-953507-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 1-78470-171-8 / 978-1-78470-171-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 0-09-950163-5 / 978-0-09-950163-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 0-09-952382-5 / 978-0-09-952382-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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November 1997 : USA Paperback
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 0-8021-7039-0 / 978-1-61555-337-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Cat
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June 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 0-224-07874-7 / 978-0-224-07874-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon   

November 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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June 2008 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2008 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 1-84648-390-5 / 978-1-84648-390-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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April 2008 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 1-84648-408-1 / 978-1-84648-408-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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March 2008 : Audio CD
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 9626349174 / 978-9626349175
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
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March 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

2007 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 1-4361-0184-0 / 978-1-4361-0184-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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2007 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
ISBN: 1-4361-0265-0 / 978-1-4361-0265-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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December 2007 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Gathering
Author(s): Anne Enright
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
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