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The Forgotten Waltz: A Novel (Paperback)

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October 2011 Indie Next List


“Enright's new book is a beautifully written drama of passionate love and desire. In a suburb of Dublin, Gina Moynihan remembers first meeting the love of her life, a married man with a young daughter, and the ensuing story illustrates the complications of marriage, family, and friendships. The characters are richly described, and the story is both touching and real.”
— Ellen Burns, Books on the Common, Ridgefield, CT

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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

About the Author


Anne Enright is author of five novels, most recently Actress. Among the awards she has received are the Man Booker Prize for The Gathering and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for The Forgotten Waltz. She lives in Dublin.

Praise For…


In rueful, witty, unpredictable and compassionate prose, Enright gives expression to subtle, affecting shades of human interaction.
— starred review

A breathtaking work that will surprise you.
— starred review

A gorgeous critique of Ireland as the Celtic Tiger draws its dying breaths . . . [A] masterful and deeply satisfying novel.
— starred review


Product Details
ISBN: 9780393342581
ISBN-10: 0393342581
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2012
Pages: 272
Language: English