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The Green Road

The Green Road

A Novel

by Anne Enright
Hardback
Publication Date: 15/05/2015
  $55.00

Shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Novel Award
Longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize

A darkly glinting novel set on Irelandâe(tm)s Atlantic coast, The Green Road is a story of fracture and family, selfishness and compassion âe" a book about the gaps in the human heart and how we learn to fill them.

The children of Rosaleen Madigan leave the west of Ireland for lives they never could have imagined in Dublin, New York and various third-world towns. In her early old age their difficult, wonderful mother announces that sheâe(tm)s decided to sell the house and divide the proceeds. Her adult children come back for a last Christmas, with the feeling that their childhoods are being erased, their personal history bought and sold.

Anne Enright is addicted to the truth of things. Sentence by sentence, there are few writers alive who can invest the language with such torque and gleam, such wit and longing âe" who can write dialogue that speaks itself aloud, who can show us the million splinters of her charactersâe(tm) lives then pull them back up together again, into a perfect glass.

ISBN:
9780224089050
9780224089050
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
15-05-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
222x144x30mm
Weight:
0.45kg
Anne Enright

Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works.

She has published two collection of stories, collected as Yesterday’s Weather, one book of non-fiction, Making Babies, and five novels, including The Gathering, which was the Irish Novel of the Year, and won the Irish Fiction Award and the 2007 Man Booker Prize, and The Forgotten Waltz, which was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

She is the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction.

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