The Forgotten Waltz: A Novel
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2012 Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Award for Excellence in Literature
"This stunning novel by a Booker Prize winner . . . Offers up its brilliance by way of astonishingly effective storytelling."—Booklist, starred review
"A new, unapologetic kind of adultery novel. Narrated by the proverbial other woman—Gina Moynihan, a sharp, sexy, darkly funny thirtysomething IT worker—The Forgotten Waltz charts an extramarital affair from first encounter to arranged, settled, everyday domesticity. . . . This novel’s beauty lies in Enright’s spare, poetic, off-kilter prose—at once heartbreaking and subversively funny. It’s built of startling little surprises and one fresh sentence after another. Enright captures the heady eroticism of an extramarital affair and the incendiary egomania that accompanies secret passion: For all their utter ordinariness, Sean and Gina feel like the greatest lovers who've ever lived.”—Elle
Publishers Weekly Review
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Self indulgent ramblings
In the mental processes of the unsympathetic key character who is no one to be admired. No redeeming story and the prose lacks any real quality. The characters are incomplete, dance in and out inexplicably, and lack dimension. All in all, a bad read no matter what your preferred genre. Kicking my self for finishing it. I cannot imagine why this got published.
Great writing, language and plot. Beautifully observed, and the ending is totally satisfying.
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Not the sort of book I would read normally, but I came across it and said why not? The book is a quick read and really is wonderfully written! The authors flair for language, phraseology, and style truly make it a beautiful read! I will definitely read her other work! Enjoy!