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The Forgotten Waltz

by Anne Enright

The Forgotten Waltz
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  • First Published:
    Oct 2011, 272 pages
    Paperback:
    Apr 2012, 272 pages

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Judy Krueger

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A look at fractured family life in Ireland and the consequences of one woman's adulterous affair

I spent recent months reading plenty of novels by smart, young, cutting-edge writers; it was fun and invigorating. But now it feels appropriate to read a darker novel - about adultery and its consequences - by a seasoned author who knows the various pathways of the heart.

The Forgotten Waltz, set in and around Dublin, encompasses those incredible years of booming economic growth (the era of the Celtic Tiger) when Ireland, after all its centuries of being an impoverished outsider, finally became a player in the mad scramble for wealth that characterized the early years of the millennium. Gina Moynihan - a recently married career woman who feels she can have any kind of life, house, job or husband that she wants - falls in love with an older married man over a period of five years and infrequent encounters.

At first it is simply lust, drunken indulgence, meeting Seán Vallely in...

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