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The Wren, the Wren

The Wren, the Wren

by Anne Enright

Publisher Jonathan Cape

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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.

A contemporary novel of daughterhood and motherhood, from the Booker Prize-winning Irish author

'A magnificent novel'

SALLY ROONEY, author of NORMAL PEOPLE

'Might just be her best yet'
LOUISE KENNEDY, author of TRESPASSES

'Gem-packed language... A must-read'
MARGARET ATWOOD, author of THE HANDMAID'S TALE (via Twitter)

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 multigenerational novel 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.

'One of our greatest living novelists'
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About the Author

Anne Enright

Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works.


She has written two collections of stories, published together as Yesterday’s Weather, one book of non-fiction, Making Babies, and six novels, including The Gathering, which won the 2007 Man Booker Prize, The Forgotten Waltz, which was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and The Green Road, which was the Bord Gáis Energy Novel of the Year and won the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award.


In 2015 she was appointed as the first Laureate for Irish Fiction, and in 2018 she received the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Contribution to Irish Literature.

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