At eighty-four, Maurice sits alone at the bar of the Rainsford House Hotel in County Meath drinking a toast to the five most important people in his life. A story of love, loss and a broken heart, When All Is Said is Anne Griffin’s first novel. It was published to great acclaim in Ireland at the beginning of the year and is launched tonight in French translation as Toute une vie et un soir (Editions Delcourt).
“When All Is Said catches a world in a moment. Maurice Hannigan is a wonderful invention, whose bitter-sweet meditations will stay long in the reader’s mind. Anne Griffin has fashioned a rare jewel.”
“An extraordinary novel, a poetic writer, and a story that moved me to tears.”
“A hugely enjoyable, engrossing novel, a genuine page-turner.”