Green Road

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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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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.

See also: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle

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**

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Weight 0.268 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

336

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K