The Snapper

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Product Details

Price
$22.00
Publisher
Penguin Adult Hc/Tr
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.08 X 7.76 X 0.61 inches | 0.39 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780140171679

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About the Author

Roddy Doyle is an internationally bestselling writer. His first three novels--The Commitments, The Snapper, and the 1991 Booker Prize finalist The Van--are known as The Barrytown Trilogy. He is also the author of the novels Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (1993 Booker Prize winner), The Woman Who Walked into Doors, and A Star Called Henry, and a non-fiction book about his parents, Rory & Ita. Doyle has also written for the stage and the screen: the plays Brownbread, War, Guess Who's Coming for the Dinner, and The Woman Who Walked Into Doors; the film adaptations of The Commitments )as co-writer), The Snapper, and The Van; When Brendan Met Trudy (an original screenplay); the four-part television series Family for the BBC; and the television play Hell for Leather. Roddy Doyle has also written the children's books The Giggler Treatment, Rover Saves Christmas, and The Meanwhile Adventures and contributed to a variety of publications including The New Yorker magazine and several anthologies. He lives in Dublin.

Reviews

"Jimmy Sr [is] a wonderful mixture of obscene bluster and boozy sentimentality. . . . He's intensely real, and the novel comes vividly alive as he begins to understand that he can't control the feisty Sharon."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Few novels depict parent-child relationships . . . better than this one, and few men could write sensitively about pregnancy. Don't pass up this novel."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Very, very funny . . . The most amazing account of a pregnancy ever written."
--Maeve Binchy