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In the first volume of the Barrytown Trilogy, Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha , introduces The Commitments, a group of fame-starved, working-class Irish youths with a paradoxical passion for the music of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding and a mission to bring Soul to Dublin. Doyle writes about the band with a fan's enthusiasm and about Dublin with a native's cheerful knowingness. His book captures all the shadings of the rock experience: ambition, greed, and egotism ans the redeeming, exhilarating joy of making music. The Commitments is one of the most engaging and believable novels about rock'n'roll ever written, a book whose brashness and originality have won it mainstream acclaim and underground cachet."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679721741
ISBN-10: 0679721746
Format: Paperback
(205mm x 135mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - R Doyle

Roddy Doyle is the author of eleven novels, two collections of stories, two books of dialogues and Rory & Ita, a memoir of his parents. He has writtenseven books for children and has contributed to a variety of publications including The New Yorker, McSweeney s, MetroEireann and several anthologies. He won the Booker Prize in 1993, for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha."