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  • ISBN 0771030746
  • ISBN13 978-0771030741
  • Language English
  • Author Anne Enright
  • Publisher McClelland & Stewart (May 31, 2011)
  • Pages 240
  • Formats doc lit lrf docx
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Literary
  • Size ePub 1380 kb
  • Size Fb2 1925 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 280

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.

Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. She has published two collections of stories, collected as Yesterday’s Weather, one book of non-fiction, Making Babies, and four novels, most recently The Gathering, which was the Irish Novel of the Year, and won the Irish Fiction Award and the 2007 Man Booker Prize. IF IT HADN’T been for the child then none of this might have happened, but the fact that a child was involved made everything that much harder to forgive.

The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright (259 pages). Winner of the Man Booker Prize, this novel, set in Ireland, was called the "best fiction book of the year" by the Wall Street Journal and "best book of the year" by Vogue. The story of an adulterous affair, it is narrated by the egocentric "other woman" in a poetic ess style, mostly in flashbacks that jump between then and now, with hints of what is to come.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program and that of the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s Ontario Book Initiative. We further acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council for our publishing program.

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As always, Enright is good at that, as she is at sexual desire, the "copulatory crackle in the air" between the two lovers. And she turns a sharp eye, and ear, on the cliches of illicit love ("We don't really know each other") and of marital accusations: "You never. The thing about you i. The lover turns out to be a serial adulterer and not much of a person, after all, and that blank at the centre makes this a thinner book than The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch or The Gathering.

Anne Teresa Enright FRSL (born 11 October 1962) is an Irish writer. She has published half a dozen novels, many short stories and a non-fiction work called Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood, about her time spent in Dublin's maternity hospitals. Her writing explores themes such as angels, family, love, childbirth, motherhood, the Catholic Church and the female body shape. She is married to Martin Murphy, who is director of the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire.

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Anne Enright sits down with Hanna Tinti to discuss her book, The Forgotten Waltz. Amy Ryan reads an excerpt. Publisher Description. Anne Enright sits down with Hanna Tinti to discuss her book, The Forgotten Waltz.

The Forgotten Waltz book. In this extraordinary novel, Anne Enright explores the momentous drama of everyday life; the volatile connections between people; the wry, accurate take on families, marriage, and brittle middle age. In Terenure, a pleasant suburb of Dublin, it has snowed.

Talk about The Forgotten Waltz

If likable characters are one of your criteria for a good book, then this one isn't it.
There are some interesting things about the book: It is a first person narrative by Gina Moynahan, a 32 year old, childless, married woman who embarks on an affair with a married man who does have a child....a rather special child, Evie.
The narrative is rambling, contradictory, and doubles back on itself as you hear Gina's side of a story complete with her perceptions and judgments of other people and their motives. These perceptions and judgements change like quicksilver, sometimes within the same sentence.
At times, the narrative is like overhearing one side of a conversation in a coffee shop, or a cellphone conversation of a woman whose time would be better spent on a therapist's couch. Gina is shallow, self-centered, has few scruples, and is motivated by the trappings that money can buy.
The setting is Dublin during the boom time of the early 2000's, heading into the crash of 2008. So money and housing are very important to the are booze, cigarettes, and lust.
And the one thing...actually person...that Gina's story hinges upon is dealt with very peripherally at the beginning and end of her story. And that is Evie, the daughter of Gina's lover, Sean. But this is characteristic of the way Gina deals with life.

The writing is very well done, even if the story is a bit worn and without much plot. Because of the economic boom and bust theme of the book, I can't help wonder if this is a bit of allegorical tale of Ireland.
The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright (259 pages)

Winner of the Man Booker Prize, this novel, set in Ireland, was called the "best fiction book of the year" by the Wall Street Journal and "best book of the year" by Vogue. The story of an adulterous affair, it is narrated by the egocentric "other woman" in a poetic stream-of-consciousness style, mostly in flashbacks that jump between then and now, with hints of what is to come. At first, I thought it was the writing that won the praise. I had trouble relating to the narrator - an IT worker in her 30s with, apparently, no moral qualms about acting on the compelling attraction she feels toward a man who has both a wife and a young daughter. But I was intrigued by her writing style. Toward the end of the book, I decided that entire package - the characterizations, relationships, storyline, writing style, moral implications - has earned the praise and awards that have been won by this book. I don't want to say much about it in case someone who reads this will want to read the book, as the enjoyment is in discovery, in the shedding of illusions. It's an extremely interesting book, especially by the time you reach the end.
Enright understands human frailty. Faced with powerful attraction and conventional ideas of love that brought her to her present situation, Gina Monynihan analyzes her motivation and subsequent actions, and not always successfully. Hindsight is not always revelatory. Sensitive and nuanced, Enright's investigation of a contemporary relationship skilfully examines 'love' in a modern context;this novel will reward readers who expect moral complexity rather than rigid propriety.
Anne Enright continues her wistful ,bordering on melancholic view of life.We try to get through to the essence of the narrator Gina as she leaves her marriage to Conor,for a relationship with the enigmatic Sean.Gina
eventually discovers that the one love of Sean'slife is his daughter .
There is the usual suspense as we wonder where the seemingly strange one sided relationship will end. We can feel both sorry for Gina and exasperated at her misguided passion for a man such as Sean. In an abrupt ending we are left hopeful for Gina but at the same time frustrated by a woman's love for such a self centered man as Sean.
Anne Enright is one of my favorite authors. She writes of the Dublin,I love with lyrical language , and a loving insight into both the city and the characters in her story.
Her characters are memorable and true to life.her writing style is fluid ,easy to sail along.highly recommended
I was hoping for more from this story. At first I felt a hint of the passion that brought on the affair between Gina and Sean, but that passion vanished quickly. I didn't find any of the characters to be particularly likeable. None of them exhibited even the slightest amount of joy.
I did enjoy the author's descriptive writing style.