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ISBN-10: 0143114883
ISBN-13: 9780143114888
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 01/01/2009
Dimensions: 7.78" L, 5.04" W, 0.68" H

The Deportees: And Other Stories

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Stories that take a new slant on the immigrant experience, from the Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

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

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 Irishnessto 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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The Deportees confirms Doyle's standing as a rare genius of socially conscious literary comedy. . . . His mastery of the ordinary Dubliners' speech informs all these stories and lends them an urgent credibility.
–Los Angeles Times

Doyle's short stories rest on the comical limitations–and emotional largess–of his Irish characters. . . . At the same time, they question what it means to be Irish when the face of Ireland has changed. In exploring the theme, Doyle makes sport of everyone.
–San Francisco Chronicle

One of the delights of Doyle's work is its fearlessness. . . . In book after book he throws himself into the voices and hearts of his characters. . . . All of these stories are about blended worlds and the problems inherent in that blending, no matter what wealth or luxury a place affords.
–The New York Times Book Review

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ISBN-10: 0143114883
ISBN-13: 9780143114888
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 01/01/2009
Dimensions: 7.78" L, 5.04" W, 0.68" H
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