From internationally acclaimed, Man Booker Prizewinning author Anne Enright comes a shattering novel set in a small town on Irelands Atlantic coast. The Green Road is a tale of family and fracture, compassion and selfishnessa book about the gaps in the human heart and how we strive to fill them. Spanning thirty years, The Green Road tells the story of Rosaleen, matriarch of the Madigans, a family on the cusp of either coming together or falling irreparably apart. As they grow up, Rosaleens four children leave the west of Ireland for lives they could have never imagined in Dublin, New York, and Mali, West Africa. In her early old age their difficult, wonderful mother announces that shes 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. A profoundly moving work about a familys desperate attempt to recover the relationships theyve lost and forge the ones they never had, The Green Road is Enrights most mature, accomplished, and unforgettable novel to date.