The Green Road

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Cover Art for 9780224089067, The Green Road by Anne Enright
ISBN: 9780224089067
Publisher: Random House UK Ltd Mai 2015
Published: 22 April, 2015
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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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.

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