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Paula Spencer

Paula Spencer

One of Ireland's most popular novelists and the author of the Booker Prize-winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha movingly depicts a woman, both strong and fragile, who is fighting back and finally equipped to be a mother to her children. But now that they're mostly grown up, is it too la... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143112730
Barcode 9780143112730
Published 1 January 2008 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Doyle, Roddy
Series Paula Spencer Novel (part: 2)
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ISBN-13 9780143112730
ISBN-10 0143112732
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books
Publication Date 1 January 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Doyle, Roddy
Series Paula Spencer Novel (part: 2)
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 280
Dimensions Width: 167mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 191g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Widows, Women domestics, Recovering alcoholics, Dublin (Ireland)
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

aPure, undiluted pleasurea ( The Washington Post ) from Booker Prizeawinning author Roddy Doyle Roddy Doyle as beautifully wrought tale revisits the Dublin housewife-heroine of his earlier acclaimed novel, The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, Paula is now forty-seven, her abusive husband is long dead, and itas been four months and five days since sheas had a drink. She cleans offices to get by and lives from paycheck to paycheck. But as she manages to get through each day sober, she begins to piece her life back together and to resurrect her family. Told with the unmistakable wit of Doyleas unique voice, this is a redemptive tale about a brave and tenacious woman.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review aAn extraordinary story about an ordinary life.a<br> a People <br> aBrilliant . . . And Paula, as she patches a self together from remnants, emerges as an inspiring heroine.a<br> a The New Yorker <br> aBeautifully nuanced and sweetly populist.a<br> a USA Today <br> aA tale of ultimate personal struggle, and told superbly.a<br> a The Wall Street Journal

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Author's Bio

Roddy Doyle is an internationally bestselling writer. His first three novels--The Commitments, The Snapper, and the 1991 Booker Prize finalist The Van--are known as The Barrytown Trilogy. He is also the author of the novels Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (1993 Booker Prize winner), The Woman Who Walked into Doors, and A Star Called Henry, and a non-fiction book about his parents, Rory & Ita. Doyle has also written for the stage and the screen: the plays Brownbread, War, Guess Who's Coming for the Dinner, and The Woman Who Walked Into Doors; the film adaptations of The Commitments )as co-writer), The Snapper, and The Van; When Brendan Met Trudy (an original screenplay); the four-part television series Family for the BBC; and the television play Hell for Leather. Roddy Doyle has also written the children's books The Giggler Treatment, Rover Saves Christmas, and The Meanwhile Adventures and contributed to a variety of publications including The New Yorker magazine and several anthologies. He lives in Dublin.

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