The Deportees: and Other Stories

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 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.


ISBN: 9780143114888

Published Date: December 30, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

Page Count: 242

Size: 7.74" l x 5.07" w x 0.78" h