Oh, Play That Thing
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Oh, Play That Thing by Roddy Doyle
Book DescriptionThe sequel to A Star Called Henry, sees our hero, Henry Smart, arrive in New York in 1924. This being Prohibition, Henry ends up bootlegging hooch for the speak-easies of the Lower East Side. But when this catches the attention of the mobsters who run the district, Henry realises it's time to leave. In Chicago, Henry discovers music. Furious, happy music played by a man with a trumpet and bleeding lips called Louis Armstrong. But Armstrong is a prisoner of his colour; there are places a black man cannot go, things he cannot do. Armstrong needs a white man, and the man he chooses is Henry Smart.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781856869324
(125mm x 143mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Random House Audiobooks
Publish Date: 21-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roddy Doyle
Star Called Henry, Paperback (March 2016)
Born in the Dublin slums of 1901, his father a one-legged whorehouse bouncer and settler of scores, Henry Smart has to grow up fast. By the time he can walk he's out robbing and begging, but a prince of the streets. By Easter Monday, 1916, he is a soldier in the Irish Citizen Army. A year later he's ready to die for Ireland again...
Brilliant, Hardback (September 2015)
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2014 by Macmillan Children's Books."
Ham on Rye, Paperback (June 2015)» View all books by Roddy Doyle
The autobiographical coming-of-age modern classic by one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century
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Author Biography - Roddy Doyle
Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of six acclaimed novels. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.
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