'When the four adult Madigan children return home for Christmas to visit their widowed mother for the final time before the family house is sold, a familiar landscape of tensions is renewed and reordered. The Green Road is a story of generations, of place and connection, and of “all the things that were unsayable: failure, money, sex and drink.” At times it’s a difficult journey for all but ultimately, after the children find themselves forced to pull together, there is resolution, contentment and new-found happiness. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, I think listeners will take a lot away from this beautifully written, powerful family saga. I know I did…' Jo Green, producer, Radio Four.
You can hear Bríd Brennan read The Green Road by Anne Enright from Monday, 4 May at 10.45pm. You can catch up on iPlayer for 30 days after broadcast. The abridger is Libby Spurrier, the producer Jo Green and it is a Pier Production for BBC Radio 4. Go to bbc.co.uk/books for more upcoming gems.