IBNA- The novel ‘Gathering’ by Irish women’s and fiction writer Anne Enright has been translated into Persian and will be unveiled at the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair.
According to IBNA correspondent, the book which traces a mystery in a large Irish family has been translated into Persian by Mina Saffar and printed by Jomhouri publishing in Tehran. ‘Gathering’ is the fourth novel by Anne Enright and winner of the 2007 Booker Prize.
The novel traces the narrator's inner journey, setting out to derive meaning from past and present events, and takes place in Ireland and England.
Its title refers to the funeral of Liam Hegarty, an alcoholic who took his own life in the sea at Brighton. His mother and eight of the nine surviving Hegarty children gather in Dublin for his wake. The novel's narrator is 39-year-old Veronica, the sibling who was closest to Liam.
She looks through her family's troubled history to try to make sense of his death. She thinks that the reason for his alcoholism lies in something that happened to him in his childhood when he stayed in his grandmother's house, and uncovers uncomfortable truths about her family.
‘Gathering’ in Persian has been published in 295 pages and 1000 copies.