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The All of It

Haien, Jeannette

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ISBN 10: 087923623X / ISBN 13: 9780879236236
Published by David R Godine Pub, Boston, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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[10], 3-145 pp.[4] Book: Author's neat gift inscription on the FFEP. > The 1987 Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction winner. A fascinating tale, and a great read! I can not improve on the story synopsis here: >>>https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jeannette-haien-2/the-all-of-it/ Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 130563

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Title: The All of It

Publisher: David R Godine Pub, Boston

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition.

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A sleeper hit when first published in 1986, Jeannette Haien's exquisite, beloved first novel is a deceptively simple story that has the power and resonance of myth. The story begins on a rainy morning as Father Declan de Loughry stands fishing in an Irish salmon stream, pondering the recent deathbed confession of one of his parishioners. Kevin Dennehy and his wife, Enda, have been sweetly living a lie for some 50 years, a lie the full extent of which Father Declan learns only when Enda finally confides "the all of it." Her tale of suffering mesmerizes the priest, who recognizes that it is also a tale of sin and scandal, a transgression he cannot ignore. The resolution of his dilemma is a triumph of strength and empathy that, as Benedict Kiely has said, makes The All of It "a book to remember".

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Soaked by a miserable rain, Father Declan de Lowry swats midges and unsuccessfully casts for salmon while mulling the deathbed confession of a parishioner from the tiny Irish village of Roonatellin. The good priest is frantic to know why Kevin Dennehy refused to the end to marry Enda, who lived as his wife for decades with none suspecting their sin. When pressed, Kevin would only say, "there's some explanations that get you nowhere." That leaves it to Enda, an Irish Scheherazade, to breathlessly tell Father "the all of it," a wild, eyebrow-raising tale that meanders like sheep on the narrow roads. Her enthusiasm and Jeannette Haien's musical, evocative phrasing sweep this winning, humorous novel along.

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