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Smile, Roddy Doyle

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Smile
Title
Smile
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Roddy Doyle
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Language
eng
Summary
"A breakout from the Booker-prize-winning novelist Roddy Doyle. A psychological suspense novel unlike any he's written before, about how we contend with the past, trauma, guilt and regret, and the uncertainty of memory. Who is unreliable? Just moved in to 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 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 high school, and of one particular Brother, that he cannot control and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity. Smile has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humour, the superb evocation of adolescence--but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. When you finish the last page you will have been challenged to re-evaluate everything you think you remember so clearly."--
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Title
Smile
Creator
Summary
Just moved in to a new apartment, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and pink shirt brings over his pint and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from secondary school.
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10597501
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6054.O95
LC item number
S63 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Roddy Doyle
Smile, Roddy Doyle
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Smile, Roddy Doyle
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ocn973795447
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9780735224445
Lccn
2017031415

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