Anne Enright’s story of fracture and family, selfishness and compassion - a novel 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 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.
The Man Booker Prize 2015
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Jonathan Cape
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Anne Enright

Anne Enright

About the Author

Anne Enright has written two collections of stories, one book of non-fiction and six novels, including The Gathering, which won the 2007 Booker Prize.
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Other nominated books by Anne Enright

The Gathering
Prize winner