Anne Enright is known for her poetic passages, but The Wren, The Wren also is full of actual poems, ostensibly written by the patriarch of the McDaragh family. Enright explores three generations of this Irish clan, and pain, abuse, neglect echo through the years… but this book also shows breathaking beauty and hints of hope. Although the author has explored this territory before, this book is fresh and stunning, and may be her best yet.
The Wren, the Wren by Anne Enright, (List Price: 27.95, W. W. Norton & Company, 9781324005681, September 2023)
Reviewed by Anne Peck, Righton Books in St Simons Island, Georgia