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Forgotten Waltz, The

Author: 
Anne Enright
Publisher(s): 
Jonathan Cape/Vintage, London
W.W.Norton & Co., New York
Publication Date: 
2011-04
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"There is an amount of mischief in The Forgotten Waltz. I found myself, after the success of my previous novel, The Gathering, in the surprising position of being able to tease, a little, the snobbery and sexism that exists in the literary world. I did this, and it gave me great pleasure, by writing a book set in an important historical moment (the collapse of the Irish banking system) but using an 'unimportant' subject (the foolishness of a woman in love). I was also mischievous, I have to admit, when I wrote the character of Gina. I wanted mixed feelings from the reader, not a sense of beautiful clarity, because although beautiful clarity may be what we seek in books, mixed feelings are what we actually have about people in real life."

Anne Enright, in interview

Description

The Forgotten Waltz is Anne Enright's fifth novel, and her third set in Dublin. She has also published three collections of short stories and a volume of essays on motherhood (Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood, 2004). Enright's The Gathering was awarded the 2007 Man Booker Prize. In January 2015 Enright was the announced as the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction.

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Publisher(s):
Jonathan Cape/Vintage, London