While fishing in an Irish salmonstream one rainy morning, Father Declan de Loughryponders the recent deathbed confessionof his parishioner Kevin Dennehy.It seems Dennehy and his wife, Enda, had been quietly living a lie for fiftyyears. Yet the gravity of their deceptiondoesn t become clear to the good fatheruntil Enda shares the full tale of her suffering, finally confiding the all of it.
Jeannette Haien's exquisite, awardwinningfirst novel is a deceptively simplestory that resonates with the powerof a modern-day myth an unforgettablenarrative of transgression, empathy, and, ultimately, absolution.
About the Author
Jeannette Haien is the author of the acclaimed novel The All of It , winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In addition to her career as a writer, Jeannette Haien is well known as a concert pianist and teacher. She and her husband, a lawyer, live in New York City and Connemara, Ireland.
Ann Patchett is the author of six novels and three books of nonfiction. She has won many prizes, including Britain's Orange Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Prize, and the Book Sense Book of the Year. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is the co-owner of Parnassus Books.