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The Forgotten Waltz

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The Forgotten Waltz - Anne Enright, book reviewThe Forgotten Waltz is the story of an affair, told in detail from the perspective of one of the participants, Gina Moynihan. “I met him in my sister’s garden in Enniskerry” she tells us, in the first sentence of chapter one. And already we know that a child is involved and will play a key role, because Evie is the subject of the preface. So the key building blocks are in place from the very beginning, and we know in general terms how the book will end. However, in this book it is the journey that matters at least as much as the destination.

The background for the novel is suburban Dublin towards the peak of the Celtic Tiger economy, and during the beginning of the property collapse.


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