Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016
Shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Novel Award
Longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize
Winner of the Irish Novel of the Year 2015
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 children - forces them to confront the weight of family ties and the road that brought them home.
**ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**
Confirms her as one of the most significant writers of her generation.... A master. She has certainly produced a masterly work.
The Green Road is true and rueful, as terribly adult in its clarity as its battered Madigans.
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.
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.
[A] brilliant, devastating, radical novel.
Pioneering novelists like Edna O'Brien and Anne Enright paved the way for a generation of female Irish writers who are now lighting up the fiction scene, says The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually author Helen Cullen.
The Booker Prize-winning author of The Gathering reflects on a lifetime of reading, from Alice in Wonderland to what she learned from Toni Morrison.