Green Road
Anne Enright

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Narrated By: Caroline Lennon

Duration: 9 hours and 38 minutes

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Shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Novel Award
Longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize

**ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**

A book about family, selfishness and compassion on Ireland's Atlantic coast, from the Booker Prize-winner.

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 own children - forces them to confront the weight of family ties and the road that brought them home.

© Anne Enright 2015 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction

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Confirms her as one of the most significant writers of her generation.... A master. She has certainly produced a masterly work.

Sunday Times

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.

The Times

The Green Road is true and rueful, as terribly adult in its clarity as its battered Madigans.

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.

New Statesman

[A] brilliant, devastating, radical novel.