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Wren, The Wren, The

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Wren, The Wren, The

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SKU: 9781787334618 Categories: , , Product ID: 749569

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Title: Wren, The Wren, The
Author: ENRIGHT ANNE
Format: PAPERBACK
Publication date: 05/09/2023
Imprint: JONATHAN CAPE
Price: $33.00
Publishing status: Active

A generational saga and contemporary meditation on daughterhood and motherhood, from the Booker Prize-winning Irish author

Carmel had been alone all her life. The baby knew all this. They looked at each other; one life into another life, and the baby knew exactly how alone her mother had been.

A generational saga and contemporary meditation on daughterhood and motherhood, from the Booker Prize-winning Irish author

‘One of our greatest living novelists’
THE TIMES
‘The unofficial rock star of literary fiction’ IRISH TIMES
‘One of the most significant writers of her generation’ SUNDAY TIMES

Nell – funny, brave and so much loved – is a young woman with adventure on her mind. As she sets out into the world, she finds her family history hard to escape. For her mother, Carmel, Nell’s leaving home opens a space in her heart, where the turmoil of a lifetime begins to churn. And across the generations falls the long shadow of Carmel’s famous father, an Irish poet of beautiful words and brutal actions.

This is a meditation on love- spiritual, romantic, darkly sexual or genetic. A generational saga that traces the inheritance not just of trauma but also of wonder, it is a testament to the glorious resilience of women in the face of promises false and true. Above all, it is an exploration of the love between mother and daughter – sometimes fierce, often painful, but always transcendent.

ISBN: 9781787334618
Pages: 208
Edition: 01