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The Green Road: A Novel

The Green Road: A Novel

A major new novel from the winner of the Man Booker Prize.

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ISBN 9780393248210
Barcode 9780393248210
Published 28 April 2015 by WW Norton & Co
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Enright, Anne
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ISBN-13 9780393248210
ISBN-10 0393248216
Stock Ready to ship - between 10 to 50 items
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Publication Date 28 April 2015
International Publication Date 11 May 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Enright, Anne
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 630g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Domestic fiction, Ireland, House selling, Families, Adult children
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 541359

Description of this Book

Spanning thirty years and three continents, The Green Road tells the story of Rosaleen, matriarch of the Madigan family, and her four children. Ardeevin, County Clare, Ireland. 1980. When her oldest brother Dan announces he will enter the priesthood, young Hanna watches her mother howl in agony and retreat to her room. In the years that follow, the Madigan children leave one by one: Dan for the frenzy of New York under the shadow of AIDS; Constance for a hospital in Limerick, where petty antics follow simple tragedy; Emmet for the backlands of Mali, where he learns the fragility of love and order; and Hanna for modern-day Dublin and the trials of her own motherhood. When Christmas Day reunites the children under one roof, each confronts the terrible weight of family ties and the journey that brought them home. The Green Road is a major work of fiction about the battles we wage for family, faith, and love. Enright s razor-sharp writing turns every ordinary detail into a weapon, to create a story that cuts right to the bone. New York Review of Books

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Independent Bookshop Week Book Awards: Adult Book 2016 -- Winner of Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2016 -- Winner of Irish Book Awards: Eason Novel of the Year 2015 -- Short-listed for International Dublin Literary Award 2017 -- Short-listed for British Book Industry Awards Fiction Book of the Year 2016
NZ Review [Anne Enright] is one of the most exciting, engaging writers that works anywhere in the world. -- Paul Muldoon, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry With Anne Enright, we are always in the country of the first-rate. Her work is stark, clear, authoritative, funny and inventive. We come away from her books consistently refreshed and renewed. She understands the full capacity of our stories and our language, braiding them together with apparent ease. -- Colum McCann, winner of the National Book Award and author of Let the Great World Spin

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Author's Bio

Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. She has published three volumes of stories, one book of nonfiction, and five novels. In 2015, she was named the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction. Her novel The Gathering won the Man Booker Prize, and her last novel, The Forgotten Waltz, won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

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