ISBN 9781440622731 | 288 pages | 18 Dec 2007 | Penguin | 18 - AND UP
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"Pure, undiluted pleasure" (The Washington Post) from Booker Prize- winning author Roddy Doyle"An extraordinary story about an ordinary life."
Roddy Doyle 's 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 it's been four months and five days since she's 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 Doyle's unique voice, this is a redemptive tale about a brave and tenacious woman.
"Brilliant . . . And Paula, as she patches a self together from remnants, emerges as an inspiring heroine."
-The New Yorker
"Beautifully nuanced and sweetly populist."
"A tale of ultimate personal struggle, and told superbly."
-The Wall Street Journal
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