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Tranter’s Legacy is vague and inconsequential

By Kirsten Tranter Quercus, €16.35 The Legacy

1st January, 2011

By Kirsten Tranter Quercus, €16.35 The Legacy

Kirsten Tranter’s debut novel, The Legacy, begins with a bold premise: the disappearance of wel l-known heiress Ingrid Grey after the terrorist atrocity at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Tranter’s daring is that she completely disregards the political implications that have dominated literary responses to this defining event of the new millennium. The Legacy is not a post-September 11 book, but one in which the...

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