and Other Stories
ISBN 9781440636783 | 256 pages | 10 Jan 2008 | Penguin | 18 - AND UP
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Roddy Doyle has earned a devoted following amongst those who appreciate his sly humor, acute ear for dialogue, and deeply human portraits of contemporary Ireland. The Deportees is Doyle's first-ever collection of short stories, and each tale describes the cultural collision-often funny and always poignant-between a native and someone new to the fast-changing country. From a nine-year- old African boy's first day at school to a man who's devised a test for "Irishness"to the return of The Commitments's Jimmy Rabbitte and the debut of his new multicultural band, Doyle offers his signature take on the immigrant experience in a volume reminiscent of his beloved early novels."There may be a more likable serious writer than Roddy Doyle, but you'd have to prove it to me."
-Los Angeles Times
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