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ISBN-10: 0143119036
ISBN-13: 9780143119036
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 03/29/2011
Dimensions: 7.66" L, 5.09" W, 0.60" H

The Dead Republic

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Overview

The triumphant conclusion to the trilogy that began with A Star Called Henry

Watch for Roddy Doyle’s new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017

Henry Smart is back. It is 1946, and Henry has crawled into the desert of Utah’s Monument Valley to die. He’s stumbled onto a film set though, and ends up in Hollywood collaborating with John Ford on a script based on his life. Eventually, Henry finds himself back in Ireland, where he becomes a custodian, and meets up with a woman who may or may not be his long-lost wife. After being injured in a political bombing in Dublin, the secret of his rebel past comes out, and Henry is a national hero. Or are his troubles just beginning? Raucous, colorful, and epic, The Dead Republic is the magnificent final act in the life of one of Doyle’s most unforgettable characters.

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The best of Doyle's trilogy . . . he has avoided crowd-pleasing formulas to create an original and amusing octogenarian double agent, composing a thoughtful book about a sometimes thoughtless political process.
–The New York Times Book Review

Entertaining . . . A purposeful, funny smackdown of popular culture's contribution to the mythology of Irish nationalism.
–Los Angeles Times

"The story of Henry's reintegration into a much changed Ireland is thoroughly absorbing. . . . The plot never stops zipping, but, as the title suggests, there's a darker picture."
–The New Yorker

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ISBN-10: 0143119036
ISBN-13: 9780143119036
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 03/29/2011
Dimensions: 7.66" L, 5.09" W, 0.60" H
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