The Wren, the Wren

Category Winner (Fiction) of the Writer's Prize 2024

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**SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2024**

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 magnificent novel' SALLY ROONEY

Nell 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. Over them both falls the long shadow of Carmel's famous father, an Irish poet of beautiful words and brutal actions.

From our greatest chronicler of family life, The Wren, The Wren is a story of the love that can unite us, and the individual acts that threaten this vital bond.

'A triumph…treasure it' SUNDAY TIMES

'One of the great living writers on the subject of family' NEW YORK TIMES

'A must-read' MARGARET ATWOOD (on Twitter)

'Might just be Anne Enright's best yet' LOUISE KENNEDY

*A SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, TLS, HARPER'S BAZAAR, NEW STATESMAN, THE NEW YORKER, TIME AND WASHINGTON POST BOOK OF THE YEAR*

*WINNER OF THE WRITER'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2024*

Book information

ISBN: 9781787334601
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Imprint: Jonathan Cape
Pub date:
Edition: Category Winner (Fiction) of the Writer's Prize 2024
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 1663
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 394g
Height: 145mm
Width: 224mm
Spine width: 29mm