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The Deportees: and Other Stories - Roddy Doyle
The Deportees: and Other Stories
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Roddy Doyle has earned a devoted following amongst those who appreciate his sly humor, acute ear for dialogue, and deeply human portraits of contemporary Ireland. The Deportees is Doyle's first-ever collection of short stories, and each tale describes the cultural collision-often funny and always... show more
Roddy Doyle has earned a devoted following amongst those who appreciate his sly humor, acute ear for dialogue, and deeply human portraits of contemporary Ireland. The Deportees is Doyle's first-ever collection of short stories, and each tale describes the cultural collision-often funny and always poignant-between a native and someone new to the fast-changing country. From a nine-year- old African boy's first day at school to a man who's devised a test for "Irishness"to the return of The Commitments's Jimmy Rabbitte and the debut of his new multicultural band, Doyle offers his signature take on the immigrant experience in a volume reminiscent of his beloved early novels.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143114888 (0143114883)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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A collection of short stories, originally written in 800 word chunks for Metro Eireann, a magazine. Each story focuses on an immigrant in Ireland, their experiences, encounters with the locals and the reaction of the locals to them. Each story is different and equally fantastic.
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