I must admit that I was very disturbed after reading, “The Gathering” when it won the Booker prize in 2007. But somehow I decided to read a short story by Enright and that is how “Felix” happened to be read.
“Felix” is about an endearing and repulsive middle-aged woman narrator who has an affair with a neighbourhood boy. The narration is what sets the story apart. Moreover, Enright’s people are just common and troubled, like any of us. Her Ireland is just a backdrop. The people could be anyone. Even you or I, and that is why it is surreal to read her stories.