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The Deportees

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For his many devoted readers: the first collection of stories from Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle.
For the past few years Roddy Doyle has written stories for Metro Eireann, a magazine by and for immigrants to Ireland. Each of the stories takes a new slant on the immigrant experience, something of increasing relevance and importance in Ireland today. The Deportees now brings those stories together for all of Roddy's devoted readers, ranging from a terrifying ghost story, "The Pram," in which a Polish nanny grows impatient with her charge's older sisters and decides–using a phrase she has just learnt–to "scare them shitless," to the glorious title story itself, where Jimmy Rabbitte, the man who formed the beloved Commitments, decides it's time to find a new band, and this time no white Irish need apply. Multicultural to a fault, the Deportees specialize not in soul music, but in the songs of Woody Guthrie.
From the Hardcover edition.

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Publisher: Knopf Canada

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  • ISBN: 9780307368966
  • Release date: June 4, 2010

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  • ISBN: 9780307368966
  • File size: 1940 KB
  • Release date: June 4, 2010

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Fiction Literature

Languages

English

For his many devoted readers: the first collection of stories from Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle.
For the past few years Roddy Doyle has written stories for Metro Eireann, a magazine by and for immigrants to Ireland. Each of the stories takes a new slant on the immigrant experience, something of increasing relevance and importance in Ireland today. The Deportees now brings those stories together for all of Roddy's devoted readers, ranging from a terrifying ghost story, "The Pram," in which a Polish nanny grows impatient with her charge's older sisters and decides–using a phrase she has just learnt–to "scare them shitless," to the glorious title story itself, where Jimmy Rabbitte, the man who formed the beloved Commitments, decides it's time to find a new band, and this time no white Irish need apply. Multicultural to a fault, the Deportees specialize not in soul music, but in the songs of Woody Guthrie.
From the Hardcover edition.

Expand title description text