The Wren, The Wren: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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The Wren, The Wren: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages
Published: 31/08/2023

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Waterstones Says

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Gathering comes an exquisitely crafted generational novel of women's resilience, as the footloose Nell sets off on adventure with the shadows of her formidable parents looming over her.

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Carmel had been alone all her life. The baby knew this. They looked at each other, and all of time was there. The baby knew how vast her mother's loneliness had been.

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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 2928377221720
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 222 x 138 x 25 mm

Anne Enright: The Waterstones Interview

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The Wren, The Wren, the new novel from Booker Prize-winner Anne Enright, continues her examination of themes around motherhood, family relationships and connection. As we sat down to talk about it, we discussed how it is really a novel about its characters and an investigation into what language is trying to do, and what happens when it reaches its limits.

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Katy Wheatley

“A wonderful book about the role of women and the demands placed upon them”

A gorgeous, exquisitely crafted story about generations of women in a family and what they pass on to each other. Told first from the point of view of Nell, and then Carmel, her mother, this is a complex story of... More

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RitaCantStopReading

“Mothers & daughters, the strength of love”

"This is a meditation on spiritual, romantic, darkly sexual or genetic. A multigenerational novel that traces the inheritance not just of trauma but also of wonder, it is a testament to the glorious resilience of... More

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“Lyrical but confusing”

I was sent an advance proof copy of The Wren, The Wren by Anne Enright to read and review by NetGalley. I love Anne Enright’s writing, it is so lyrical and precise, however I do sometimes struggle with the overall... More

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