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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: JONATHAN CAPE & BH - TRADE (18 February 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1787332071
  • ISBN-13: 978-1787332072
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2 x 21.6 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 259 g
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A perfect jewel of a book, a dark emerald set in the Irish laureate’s fictional tiara, alongside her Man Booker Prize winner The Gathering (2007) and The Green Road (2015). Its brilliance is complex and multifaceted, but completely lucidActress is a deeply humane, often darkly funny novel about the exercise of power over sexually attractive women. The grim subject matter is illuminated by Enright’s acute sensitivity to languageEnright proves, once again, her genius. (Ruth Scurr Spectator)

Out in force. Anne Enright, the unofficial rock star of literary fiction, cements her stardom with Actress. (Niamh Donnelly Irish Times)

Actress absolutely enthralled me… [An] immersive, masterful novel. (Anya Meyerowitz Red Magazine)

The best novel involving theatre since Angela Carter’s Wise Children… This novel achieves what no real actor’s memoir could… Enright triumphs as a chameleon: memoirist, journalist, critic, daughter – her emotional intelligence knows no bounds. (Kate Kellaway Observer)

Enright does a good job of teasing the reader into thinking that her novel is going to be nothing more than an old-fashioned family saga with sequins and better lighting… The result is a creeping sense of dread as family secrets are revealed and memories are twisted together into a tangle of truth and lies… Sentence after sentence is laid down with the solidity of a line of bricks, transforming ordinary life into something beautiful and strangeEvery word feels right. (Robert Douglas-Fairhurst The Times)

Anne Enright has an unmistakable diction and a genius for arresting detail. Her novel, a daughter’s account of her once-famous actress mother’s life, is a many-sided thing… Actress is especially good in its evocation of an Ireland and a Dublin that is vanished, highly developed in civility and language, voracious for gossip, sociable, religious, hypocritical, louche, drunken and with a sensitivity to the nuances of speech. (Melanie McDonagh Evening Standard)

The narrative dances through plays, boozing and parties… Enright dwells, intriguingly, on passivity, a state common in acting, womanhood and living in Ireland… a winning read. (Francesca Carington Sunday Telegraph, *Novel of the Week*)

[Enright’s] work is deceptively low-key, but rich with shared experience… Enright focuses on the complexities of human connection… gradually the subtleties form into something profound and complexwitty and really rather brilliant. (Lucy Atkins Sunday Times)

There are leaps of joy in Actress, for all its darkness. It sparkles with light, rapid, shrugging wit… The magic of pre-war touring players, holding audiences rapt in country halls, is richly done… The atmosphere of extraordinary pressure and imperiled emotion that Enright evokes in this novel reaches beyond the mother-daughter pair, beyond the power struggles of actors and movie studios, out into the general Dublin night. (Alexandra Harris Guardian, *Book of the Week*)

Actress is a remarkably positive story of female creativity, courage, survival and love… a tour de force of half-concealed effects and slow-burning revelations that splutter suddenly into flame. (Clare Pettitt Times Literary Supplement)

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From the greatest living Irish author, a brilliant and moving novel about fame, sexual power, and a daughter's search to understand her mother's hidden truths

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