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Smile

Smile
 

Just moved in to a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and pink shirt brings over his pint and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name a... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781911214755
Barcode 9781911214755
Published 15 September 2017 by Vintage
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Doyle, Roddy
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ISBN-13 9781911214755
ISBN-10 1911214756
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); allow 2-3 weeks for delivery
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publication Date 15 September 2017
International Publication Date 7 September 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Doyle, Roddy
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 362g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 730279

Description of this Book

Just moved in to a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and pink shirt brings over his pint and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from school. Says his name is Fitzpatrick. Victor dislikes him on sight, dislikes too the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers. He prompts other memories too - of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor's own small claim to fame, as the man who says the unsayable on the radio. But it's the memories of school, and of one particular Brother, that he cannot control and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity. Smile has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humour, the superb evocation of childhood - but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. When you finish the last page you will have been challenged to re-evaluate everything you think you remember so clearly.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Smile has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humour and the superb evocation of childhood - but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. -- Olaf Tyaransen Hotpress.com
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of eleven acclaimed novels including The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van, two collections of short stories, Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents, and most recently, The Guts. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.

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