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. Anne Enright is addicted to the truth of things. Sentence by sentence, there are few writers alive who can invest the language with such torque and gleam, such wit and longing - who can write dialogue that speaks itself aloud, who can show us the million splinters of her characters' lives then pull them back up together again, into a perfect glass.
"Confirms her as one of the most significant writers of her generation.... A master. She has certainly produced a masterly work." Sunday Times
Anne Enright, geboren 1962 in Dublin geboren. Arbeit als Schauspielerin und Fernsehproduzentin und lebt heute als Schriftstellerin und Literaturkritikerin im irischen Bray, County Wicklow. Veröffentlichungen (auch auf deutsch). Ausgezeichnet mit dem Rooney Literaturpreis und 2015 mit The Laureate for Irish Fiction.