The Visitor Maeve Brennan

ISBN: 9781902602660

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The Visitor  by  Maeve Brennan

The Visitor by Maeve Brennan
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When The Springs of Affection, Maeve Brennans collection of Dublin stories, was published in 1997, the poet Eamon Grennan called it a classic, a book that placed Brennan among the best Irish short-story writers since Joyce.

It was followed by TheMoreWhen The Springs of Affection, Maeve Brennans collection of Dublin stories, was published in 1997, the poet Eamon Grennan called it a classic, a book that placed Brennan among the best Irish short-story writers since Joyce. It was followed by The Rose Garden, which collected all of Brennans remaining short stories -- fiction so good that one critic, Katherine Powers of the Boston Globe, kept putting the book down to postpone] the evil hour when the stories would be done.Now, quite unexpectedly, Brennans oeuvre is immeasurably deepened and broadened by one last book -- a novella, till now unpublished, written in the 1940s.

Recently discovered in a university archive, it is the early work of a mature artist -- a further story of Dublin, and of the unkind, ungenerous, emotionally unreachable side of the Irish temper. It is complete and of a piece with her greatest short stories.The Visitor is the haunting tale of Anastasia King, who, at the age of twenty-two, returns to her grandmothers house -- the very house where she grew up -- after six long years away. She had been in Pans, comforting her disgraced and dying mother, the runaway from a disastrous marriage to Anastasias late father, the grandmothers only son.

Its a pity she sent for you, Anastasia, the grandmother says, and a pity you went after her. It broke your fathers heart. Anastasia pays dearly for the choice she made, a choice that now costs her own strong sense of family and makes her an exile -- a visitor -- in the place she once called home.



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