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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409020943
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
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What Are You Like




When Maria turns twenty, she leaves Dublin for New York and falls in love with a man there. Going through his notebook she finds a photograph of herself aged twelve, wearing the blue granddad shirt she had always wanted but never owned - a pair of red espadrilles when hers had been denim blue, and - most bizarrely - her own smile. Maria had never seen herself so clearly: here was the perfect stranger; the same, only different. Anne Enright's astonishing second novel is about twin girls separated soon after birth, who grew apart, completely innocent of the other's existence. Both see the world through images of doubling, of repetition - the strange mirroring effect of walking into the next door neighbour's houe and discovering everything the wrong way round. they feel incomplete, dislocated; so that finding each other will just be like finding themselves. WHAT ARE YOU LIKE? is an exquisitely written disquisition on families and identity; troubling, hilarious and incredible affecting. It confirms Anne Enright as one of the finest young Irish writers, and re-affirms scrupulously poised, always intelligent and, not least, original.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409020943
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the Author

Anne Enright

Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. She has written two collections of stories, published together as Yesterday’s Weather, one book of non-fiction, Making Babies, and six novels, including The Gathering, which won the 2007 Man Booker Prize, The Forgotten Waltz, which was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and The Green Road, which was the Bord Gáis Energy Novel of the Year and won the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. In 2015 she was appointed as the first Laureate for Irish Fiction, and in 2018 she received the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Contribution to Irish Literature.

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Praise for What Are You Like

“'Anne Enright is a very original writer - a spry surrealist who challenges the world with extraordinary, lancing sentences...so intelligent and so controlled'”

James Wood, Guardian

“'Hauntingly told'”

Sunday Times


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