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**