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While fishing in an Irish salmon stream one rainy morning, Father Declan de Loughry ponders the recent deathbed confession of his parishioner Kevin Dennehy. It seems Dennehy and his wife, Enda, had been quietly living a lie for fifty years. Yet the gravity of their deception doesnt become clear to the good father until Enda shares the full tale of her suffering, finally confiding the all of it.
Jeannette Haiens exquisite, awardwinning first novel is a deceptively simple story that resonates with the power of a modern-day mythan unforgettable narrative of transgression, empathy, and, ultimately, absolution.
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.