Doyle, Roddy

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Love

Doyle’s latest novel (after Smile) brilliantly highlights his ear for speech, especially the recursive fluency of inebriation. Narrated by Davy, this novel is a tough and tender celebration of the complexities of authentic friendship, as well as the ephemeral nature of memory. [See Prepub Alert, 12/2/19.]

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Smile

Libraries will want to enable savvy patrons to discover this irresistible gem. ["This slim novel may not evoke many smiles, but the masterly language and honesty make the grim subject matter bearable": LJ 8/17 starred review of the Viking hc.]
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Smile

This slim novel may not evoke many smiles, but the masterly language and honesty make the grim subject matter bearable. [See Prepub Alert, 4/10/17.]
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The Guts

Sensitive readers may not get past the foul language, which is a shame, and even Anglophiles may need to read sections aloud to decipher the Irish slang, but this work is too good to miss. Grand! [See Prepub Alert, 7/8/13.]
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Bullfighting

Doyle's storytelling brilliance is evident on every page of this work. His exploration of how history shapes individual lives is particularly rewarding here, and many characters mention living through church scandals, the heady days of the Celtic Tiger, and two recessions. Their equilibrium, suggests Doyle, balances on shared suffering and hopes that resist these turbulences. Essential Doyle. [See Prepub Alert, 12/13/10.]
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Bullfighting

Man Booker Prize winner for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, Doyle here offers his second collection of short stories, which presents a panorama of contemporary Ireland by presenting ordinary men making their ordinary way through life...

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