The Green Road

£8.99

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 she’s decided to sell the house and divide the proceeds. Her adult children come back for one last Christmas, with the feeling that their childhoods are being erased, their personal history bought and sold.

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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**

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Weight 0.224 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

309

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

The Green Road

£8.99

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