Smile

A Novel
Product Number: EB00696736
Released: Oct 17, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780735224452
Publisher: Penguin Books
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From the author of the Booker Prize winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, a bold, haunting novel about the uncertainty of memory and how we contend with the past. "It's his bravest novel yet; it's also, by far, his best." -npr.org "The closest thing he's written to a psychological thriller."- The New York Times Book Review Just moved into a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and a pink shirt comes over and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from secondary school. 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-of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor's own small claim to fame, as the man who would say the unsayable on the radio. But it's the memories of school, and of one particular brother, that Victor 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 humor, 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 reevaluate everything you think you remember so clearly.

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Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Original Publish Date: Oct 17, 2017

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Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Narrator(s): Roddy Doyle
Product Number Z100123074
Released: Oct 17, 2017
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Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780525499565
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Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Narrator(s): Roddy Doyle
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Author(s): Roddy Doyle
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Released: Sep 04, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: #9780735273153

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