The Green Road

The Green Road

by Anne Enright


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“With language so vibrant it practically has a pulse, Enright makes an exquisitely drawn case for the possibility of growth, love and transformation at any age.” —People

From internationally acclaimed author Anne Enright comes a shattering novel set in a small town on Ireland's Atlantic coast. The Green Road is a tale of family and fracture, compassion and selfishness—a book about the gaps in the human heart and how we strive to fill them.

Spanning thirty years, The Green Road tells the story of Rosaleen, matriarch of the Madigans, a family on the cusp of either coming together or falling irreparably apart. As they grow up, Rosaleen's four children leave the west of Ireland for lives they could have never imagined in Dublin, New York, and Mali, West Africa. 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.

A profoundly moving work about a family's desperate attempt to recover the relationships they've lost and forge the ones they never had, The Green Road is Enright's most mature, accomplished, and unforgettable novel to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393352801
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 200,818
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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, andThe Forgotten Waltzwon the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

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The Green Road: A Novel 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was not the book I had expected. Guess I really should have read the single reviewer and paid more attention to the one star review. I hit the delete button in less than 50 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I posted it yestureday
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Citygirljkb More than 1 year ago
Very depressing miserable book.