The Deportees

The Deportees

and Other Stories

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143114888
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Praise

“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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