The Wig My Father Wore

Author(s): Anne Enright

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A tale of sex, death and reproduction, by the author of "The Portable Virgin". When Stephen arrives on her doorstep and asks for a cup of tea, Grace's life is transfigured. He committed suicide in 1934, but now, nostalgically, he spends his nights hanging by the neck in Grace's shower.

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Brilliant, breathless and very biological, this is a moving and darkly funny story of sex, death and reproduction by one of Ireland's finest writers.

Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. She has published two collection of stories, collected as Yesterday's Weather, one book of non-fiction, Making Babies, and five novels, including The Gathering, which was the Irish Novel of the Year, and won the Irish Fiction Award and the 2007 Man Booker Prize, and The Forgotten Waltz, which was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. She is the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction.

General Fields

  • : 9780749397159
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : January 1996
  • : 200mm X 128mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anne Enright
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 823.914
  • : 214