Kate meticulously plans a dinner to mark the anniversary of a death in the family, from the fancy table setting to the perfect baked alaska waiting in thefreezer. But by the end of the night, old tensions have flared, the guests aregone, and Kate is spinning out of control.
Set over four periods from the 1990s to the present day, between Carlow and Dublin, the family farmhouse and Trinity College, DINNER PARTY is abeautifully observed, dark and twisty novel that thrillingly unravels into past family secrets and tragedy. Haunting and unforgettable, DINNER PARTY explores, in searing detail, how the past informs the present, the inevitability of childhood damage resurfacing in later life – and yet, how despite everything, we can’t help returning home.
“Sarah Gilmartin is a natural writer: she gives us terrific, complexcharacters and strong themes, in prose that is easy, fluent and chargedwith insight” Anne Enright.
Published 16th September 2021 – Order Now.