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Book Discussion: "The Gathering" by Anne Enright


More discussion questions about Anne Enright's The Gathering.

Liam’s suicide seems to be a sort of catalyst for Veronica to explore her childhood memories of him and search for the point in their family life that set him off course. Was the guilt she has about Liam’s abuse present throughout her life, or do you believe the memories have only resurfaced after his death?

Liam's child Rowan was previously unknown to the Hegartys but he is met with love and happiness. What is his role within the family?

What does the future hold for Veronica in regard to her husband and family? Has her character grown throughout the novel, and, if so, how? Did you find her empathetic?


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