Wheelers Books

Oh, Play That Thing

Oh, Play That Thing
 

He is a handsome man with a sandwich board, behind which he stashes hooch for the speakeasies of the Lower East Side. Furious, wild, happy music played by a man with a trumpet and bleeding lips called Louis Armstrong. Armstrong needs a man, a white man, and the man he chooses is ... read full description below.

Sorry, title is now out of print.

Quick Reference

ISBN 9780099484899
Barcode 9780099484899
Published 1 September 2005 by Vintage
Format Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (8 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Doyle, Roddy
Availability Out of print

... view full title details below.

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780099484899
ISBN-10 0099484897
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Publication Date 1 September 2005
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Doyle, Roddy
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 110mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 35mm
Weight 300g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914;823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

It's 1924, and New York is the centre of the universe. Henry Smart, on the run from Dublin, falls on his feet. He is a handsome man with a sandwich board, behind which he stashes hooch for the speakeasies of the Lower East Side. He catches the attention of the mobsters who run the district and soon there are eyes on his back and men in the shadows. It is time to leave, for another America- Chicago is wild and new, and newest of all is the music. Furious, wild, happy music played by a man with a trumpet and bleeding lips called Louis Armstrong. His music is everywhere, coming from every open door, every phonograph. But Armstrong is a prisoner of his colour; there are places a black man cannot go, things he cannot do. Armstrong needs a man, a white man, and the man he chooses is Henry Smart.

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

There are no reviews for this title.

^ top

Author's Bio

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of six acclaimed novels. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.

^ top