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Actress : a novel / Anne Enright.

Actress : a novel / Anne Enright.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date
Adult Fiction   Campsie . . On Loan . 17 Apr 2020
Adult Fiction   Earlwood . . On Loan . 8 Apr 2020
Adult Fiction   Greenacre . . Available .  
Adult Fiction   Panania . . On Loan . 6 Apr 2020
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ISBN 9781787332072 (paperback)
Name Enright, Anne, 1962- author.
Title Actress : a novel / Anne Enright.
Published London : Jonathan Cape, 2020.
Description 263 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "From the Man Booker Prize-winner, a brilliant and moving novel about celebrity, sexual power, and a daughter's search to understand her mother's hidden truths. Katherine O'Dell is an Irish theatre legend. As her daughter Norah retraces her mother's celebrated career and bohemian life, she delves into long-kept secrets, both her mother's and her own. Katherine began her career on Ireland's bus-and-truck circuit before making it to London's West End, Broadway, and finally Hollywood. Every moment of her life is a star turn, with young Norah standing in the wings. But the mother-daughter romance cannot survive Katherine's past or the world's damage. With age, alcohol, and dimming stardom, her grip on reality grows fitful and, fuelled by a proud and long-simmering rage, she commits a bizarre crime. Her mother's protector, Norah understands the destructive love that binds an actress to her audience, but also the strength that an actress takes from her art. Once the victim of a haunting crime herself, Norah eventually becomes a writer, wife, and mother, finding her way to her own hard-won joy. Actress is finally a book about the freedom we find in our work and in the love we make and keep."
Subjects Actresses -- Fiction
Actors and actresses -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Women authors -- Fiction
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