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Description - Smile by Roddy Doyle

The hilarious yet devastating new novel from the Man Booker prize winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and The Woman Who Walked into Doors

Just moved into a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint, a slow one.

One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and a pink shirt brings over his pint and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from school. Says his name is Fitzpatrick.

Victor dislikes him on sight, dislikes too the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers.He prompts other memories too - of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor's own small claim to fame, as the man who says the unsayable on the radio.

But it's the memories of school, and of one particular Brother, that he cannot control - and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781784706357
ISBN-10: 1784706353
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Jun-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of eleven acclaimed novels including The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van, two collections of short stories, Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents, and most recently, The Guts. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.

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