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Smile

Smile

Just moved in to a new apartment, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint. 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 i... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781911214762
Barcode 9781911214762
Published 18 September 2017 by Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Doyle, Roddy
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ISBN-13 9781911214762
ISBN-10 1911214764
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publication Date 18 September 2017
International Publication Date 7 September 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Doyle, Roddy
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 243g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 761760

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

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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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