Anne Enright - The Green Road (2nd Hand Paperback)
Winner of The Man Booker Prize 2015.
Shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Novel Award.
A darkly glinting novel set on Ireland's Atlantic coast, The Green Road is a story of fracture and family, selfishness and compassion - 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 she'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 - who can write dialogue that speaks itself aloud, who can show us the million splinters of her characters' lives then pull them back up together again, into a perfect glass.
- Format : Slightly Larger 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Families & Sagas
- Published : 2015 (Jonathan Cape)
- ISBN : 9780224089067
- SKU : B002880
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £12.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Confirms her as one of the most significant writers of her generation . . . A master. She has certainly produced a masterly work." - Sunday Times.
"The Green Road is true and rueful, as terribly adult in its clarity as its battered Madigans." - James Wood, The New Yorker.
"Enright is a shape-shifter who gets into the nerve centres of her creations; the power of her prose lies in its absence of ego. The Green Road is a devastating novel about home and how savage a place it can be." - Frances Wilson, New Statesman.
"This novel should confirm Enright's status as one of our (their?) greatest living novelists. I hope she can be persuaded to do a sequel." - John Sutherland, The Times.
"A brilliant, devastating, radical novel." - Kate Clanchy Guardian.
Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. She has written two collections of stories, published together as Yesterday’s Weather, one book of non-fiction, Making Babies, and six novels, including The Gathering, which won the 2007 Man Booker Prize, The Forgotten Waltz, which was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and The Green Road, which was the Bord Gáis Energy Novel of the Year and won the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. In 2015 she was appointed as the first Laureate for Irish Fiction, and in 2018 she received the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Contribution to Irish Literature.
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