The Wig My Father Wore

The Wig My Father Wore

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Baker & Taylor
Grace, a young Dubliner, faces the complexities and absurdities of Irish family life and religion in this funny, touching novel set in Ireland. By the author of What Are You Like? Original.

Perseus Publishing
The second novel to be published in America by widely acclaimed Irish author Anne Enright, The Wig My Father Wore is a spry, hilarious novel about parents, love, religion, and the absurdities of them all. Grace is a young Dubliner who works on a television show called Love Quiz. Her father is going benignly senile, but her life otherwise seems fairly solid. When Stephen arrives on her doorstep, however, Grace has no idea what she's in for. Stephen explains that he is an angel, a former bridge builder who committed suicide in 1934. He has been sent back to earth (as all suicides are) to guide lost souls. Grace does not take this personally at first, but eventually she has to face the idea that things are not so easy, and that her greatest intimacy is with this supernatural creature. As Grace begins to take stock of her life and the prospect of caring enough about something to fight for it, The Wig My Father Wore takes us on a moving, surreal romp through Catholicism, parents, and the reclamation of love from the twin modern evils of cynicism and the detritus of pop culture.


Blackwell North Amer
Grace is a young Dubliner who works on a television show called The Love Quiz. Her father is going benignly senile and her life is fairly solid. Then Stephen arrives on her doorstep. He explains he is an angel, a former bridge builder who committed suicide in 1934. He has been sent back to earth to guide lost souls - which Grace does not think applies to her at first. But as she and Stephen establish a peculiar household (he is given to nostalgically hanging by his neck in the shower, to help himself think), Grace is forced to take stock of her life and let go of her cynicism. The Wig My Father Wore is a spry, hilarious novel about parents, love, Catholicism, and the absurdities of all of them.

Baker
& Taylor

Grace, a young Dubliner, faces the complexities and absurdities of Irish family life and religion with humor and love.

Publisher: New York : Grove Press : [Distributed by Publishers Group West], [2001] c1995
Edition: 1st American ed
Description: 214 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780802138323
0802138322
Branch Call Number: Enri

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