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The Resource The deportees and other stories, Roddy Doyle

The deportees and other stories, Roddy Doyle

Label
The deportees and other stories
Title
The deportees and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Roddy Doyle
Title variation
Deportees
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Almost all of the funny and poignant tales of Roddy Doyle's first-ever collection of stories have one thing in common: Someone born in Ireland meets someone who has come to live there. In "Guess Who's Coming for the Dinner," a father who prides himself on his open-mindedness when his daughters talk about sex is forced to confront his feelings when one of them brings home a black man. "New Boy" describes the first day of school for a nine-year-old boy from Africa while in "The Pram," a ghost story, a Polish nanny grows impatient with her charge's older sisters and decides - in a new phrase she has learned - to "scare them shitless." In "57% Irish," a man decides to devise a test of Irishness by measuring reactions to three things: "Riverdance," the song "Danny Boy" and Robbie Keane's goal against Germany in the 2002 World Cup. And in the title story, a sequel, of sorts, to Doyle's very first novel, The Commitments, Jimmy Babbitte decides that it is time to form a new band - a multi-cultural outfit that specializes not in soul music but in the folk songs of Woody Guthrie."--Jacket
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
204787
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doyle, Roddy
Dewey number
  • 822/.914
  • 823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manners and customs
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Label
The deportees and other stories, Roddy Doyle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2007
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Guess who's coming for the dinner
  • The deportees
  • New boy
  • 57% Irish
  • Black hoodie
  • The pram
  • Home to Harlem
  • I understand
Control code
661669
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780670018451
Lccn
2007017659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670018451
  • (OCoLC)123912631
Label
The deportees and other stories, Roddy Doyle
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2007
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Guess who's coming for the dinner
  • The deportees
  • New boy
  • 57% Irish
  • Black hoodie
  • The pram
  • Home to Harlem
  • I understand
Control code
661669
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780670018451
Lccn
2007017659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670018451
  • (OCoLC)123912631

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