The Green Road

by Anne Enright

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The Green Road Synopsis

Shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Novel Award. Longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. Winner of the Irish Novel of the Year 2015. Hanna, Dan, Constance and Emmet return to the west coast of Ireland for a final family Christmas in the home their mother is about to sell. As the feast turns to near painful comedy, a last, desperate act from Rosaleen - a woman who doesn't quite know how to love her children - forces them to confront the weight of family ties and the road that brought them home.

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The Green Road Press Reviews

'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 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

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ISBN: 9780099539797
Publication date: 07/01/2016
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Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780224089050
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099539797
Publication date: 7th January 2016
Author: Anne Enright
Publisher:
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Anne Enright

Anne Enright was born in Dublin and now lives and works in County Wicklow. She is the author of a collection of stories, The Portable Virgin, which won the Rooney Prize, and three novels, The Wig My Father Wore, What Are You Like? which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award and won the Encore Award, and The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch.

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