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The Green Road
ANNE ENRIGHT

The Green Road by Anne Enright
216 reviews (2015) (385p)
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2015: Fiction #1
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Finalist #1

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Book Description

Longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize.

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.


Other Award Winning Books by Anne Enright
The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
51 reviews (2011) (p) (Amazon Top100) (Kirkus Top25) (New Yorker)
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The Gathering by Anne Enright
182 reviews (2007) (272p) (Booker) (Amazon)
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What Are You Like? by Anne Enright
9 reviews (2000) (272p) (Amazon)
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Anne Enright Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 1  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 1  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 0  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 0  
Man Booker Prize Wins 1 The Gathering ·  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 1 The Gathering ·  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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