I enjoy Anne Enright’s sparse prose. She leaves space for the reader to fill in the blanks without leaving one wondering where she is taking her characters. That was as true in her book The Gathering as it is in her new book The Forgotten Waltz. The story of the dissolution of two marriages set against the demise of the Irish economy is wrenching. Enright’s characters are not naturally endearing, however she imbues them with all of the foibles and flaws of real human beings. You may not like Gina and Sean or their decisions, but you might recognize them in people you might know.
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