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An Affair with My Mother Incredibly moving Anne Enright, winner of the Man Booker Prize An Affair with My Mother by Caitriona Palmer a moving and gripping story of love, denial and a daughter s quest for the truth.Caitriona Palmer had a happy childhood in Dublin, raised by loving adoptive parents But when she was in her late twenties, she realized that she had a strong need to know the woman who had given birth to her She was able to locate her birth mother, Sarah, and they developed a strong attachment.But Sarah set one painful condition to this joyous new relationship she wished to keep it to keep Caitriona secret from her family, from her friends, from everyone.Who was Sarah, and why did she want to preserve a decades old secret An Affair with My Mother tells the story of Caitriona s quest to answer these questions, and of the intense, furtive affair she and her mother conducted in carefully chosen locations around Dublin By turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, An Affair with My Mother is a searing portrait of the social and familial forces that left Sarah and so many other unwed Irish mothers of her generation frightened, traumatized and bereft It is also a beautifully written account of a remarkable relationship Caitriona Palmer has called out the false shame of her origins, with a kind of anguished courage that is incredibly moving An Affair With My Mother is a forensic account of how it feels to be in the interests of Catholic respectability excluded from the facts of your own life In its commitment to family love, to joy and truth, it is a gift Anne Enright, winner of the Man Booker Prize

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