"The Visitor tells the haunting tale of Anastasia King, who returns to her grandmother's house in Ireland after six long years in Paris. An exile in the place she once called home, Anastasia is forced to learn some bitter lessons in love and betrayal as the daily cruelties of family life begin to close in on her. It is about the destructive power of pride and unspent anger, and an emotionally unreachable side of the Irish temperament. The revival of the work of Maeve Brennan, who died in obscurity in 1993, has won her the reputation as one of the best Irish writers since James Joyce. The Visitor lay unknown and unpublished for sixty years, now this literary masterpiece is re-issued by Atlantic to bring the work of Maeve Brennan to the audience it deserves."