About this book
Paperback edition of the Costa Award winning and Booker shortlisted novel. Roseanne McNulty, now almost a hundred years old, has spent most of her life in a mental hospital. She and her psychiatrist Dr Grene take it in turn to tell their stories through their respective journals, revealing an alternative history of Ireland's changing character. '...Barry has created one of the most memorable narrators in recent fiction.' David Robson, "Sunday Telegraph"
Nearing her one-hundredth birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental hospital where she's spent the best part of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks often with her psychiatrist Dr Grene, and their relationship intensifies and complicates.
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