The Resource Smile, Roddy Doyle

Smile, Roddy Doyle

Label
Smile
Title
Smile
Statement of responsibility
Roddy Doyle
Creator
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A breakout from the Booker-prize-winning novelist Roddy Doyle. A psychological suspense novel unlike any he's written before, about how we contend with the past, trauma, guilt and regret, and the uncertainty of memory. Who is unreliable? Just moved in to a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and pink shirt brings over his pint and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from school. Says his name is Fitzpatrick. Victor dislikes him on sight, dislikes too the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers. He prompts other memories too--of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor's own small claim to fame, as the man who says the unsayable on the radio. But it's the memories of high school, and of one particular Brother, that he cannot control and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity. Smile has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humour, the superb evocation of adolescence--but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. When you finish the last page you will have been challenged to re-evaluate everything you think you remember so clearly."--
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Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Smile, Roddy Doyle
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Smile, Roddy Doyle
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780735224445
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017031415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
SALBT
System control number
  • (SKY)sky287611864
  • 1294269

Library Locations

    • Niskayuna BranchBorrow it
      2400 Nott St E, Niskayuna, NY, 12309-4321, US
      42.818322 -73.885084
    • Rotterdam BranchBorrow it
      1100 N Westcott Rd, Schenectady, NY, 12306-2014, US
      42.787228 -73.979841
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