387 Short Stories: Day 41: Story 41: Felix by Anne Enright

Yesterday's Weather Title: Felix
Author: Anne Enright
Taken from the Collection: Yesterday’s Weather

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.

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One thought on “387 Short Stories: Day 41: Story 41: Felix by Anne Enright

  1. Nish

    I’ve read this collection of short stories, while very well-written I confess some stories were just not palatable – like this Felix one, there was another story about two sisters, one of whom is anorexic. Very disturbing stuff.

    The Gathering would have to be one of my least favorite Booker prize winning novels. Such a slog.

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