Yesterday's Weather: Stories

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Jun 16, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Man Booker winner Anne Enright’s story collection Yesterday’s Weather is a series of moving glimpses into the lives of ordinary men and women struggling with the bonds of love, family, and community in an increasingly disconnected world. It exhibits the arresting images and subversive wit that mark Enright as one of the most thrillingly gifted writers of our time.
Yesterday’s Weather shows us a rapidly changing Ireland, a land of family and tradition, but also, increasingly, of organic radicchio, cruise-ship vacations, and casual betrayals. An artisan farmer seethes at the patronage of a former Catholic-school classmate, now a successful restaurateur; a bride cuckolds her rich husband with an old college friend—a madman who refuses his pills, disappears for weeks on end, and plays the piano like a dream. Still more startling than loss or deception are the ways in which people respond: a wife raging at her husband’s infidelity must weigh the real stakes after his affair takes a tragic turn; confronted with a similar situation, a woman decides to cheat with, rather than against, her man. Sharp, tender, never predictable, their sum is a vibrant tapestry of people struggling to find contentment with one another—and with themselves.
 

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Yesterday's Weather: Storiesis Anne Enright's collection of short stories which were written over the course of 19 years. Enright, winner of the 2007 Man Book Prize for The Gathering (Man Booker Prize ... Read full review

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Enright follows up her 2007 Man Booker Prize-winning novel, The Gathering, with this collection of 31 short stories. Most of the selections are set in a contemporary Ireland that exhibits only tenuous ... Read full review

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Contents

Until the Girl Died
1
Yesterdays Weather
13
Wife
25
Caravan
33
The Cruise
45
Natalie
53
Heres to Love
65
Honey
77
Pillow
169
Pale Hands I Loved Beside The Shalimar
181
Taking Pictures
193
The House of the Architects Love Story
203
Men and Angels
211
She Owns Every Thing
221
The Portable Virgin
227
Indifference
235

Switzerland
89
What You Want
101
The Bad Sex Weekend
111
Della
121
Green
131
Shaft
139
In the Bed Department
147
Little Sister
157
Historical Letters
245
Luck be a Lady
251
Revenge
261
What are Cicadas?
269
Mr Snip Snip Snip
277
Seascape
285
Felix
293
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Anne Enright’s work has appeared in the Paris Review, Harper’s, The New Yorker, and The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction.

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