Anne Enright's novel Actress is a stream-of-consciousness narrative that is set primarily in Ireland. It tells the stories of Norah FitzMaurice and her celebrity mother, Katherine O'dell. The focus of the plot is the development of their relationship over the span of their lifetimes. The narrative is told by Norah herself, who adopts first-person, second-person, and third-person points of view. The story encounters themes of womanhood, sexuality, coming of age, trauma, and memory.