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Bullfighting (Bullfighting Collection)

Roddy Doyle

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ISBN 10: 160998305X / ISBN 13: 9781609983055
Published by AudioGO, 2011
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Title: Bullfighting (Bullfighting Collection)

Publisher: AudioGO

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Audio CD

Book Condition:New

Edition: Unabridged.

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Roddy Doyle has earned a devoted following for his wry wit, his uncanny ear, and his ability to fully capture the hearts of his characters. Bullfighting, his second collection of stories, offers a series of bittersweet takes on men and middle-age, revealing a panorama of Ireland today. Moving from classrooms to local pubs to bullrings, these tales feature an array of men taking stock and reliving past glories, each concerned with loss in different waysof their place in the world, of their power, their virility, health, and love. Recuperation follows a man as he sets off on his daily prescribed walk around his neighborhood, the sights triggering recollections of his family and his younger days. In Animals, George recalls caring for his childrens many pets and his heartfelt effort to spare them grief when they died or disappeared. The title story captures the mixture of bravado and helplessness of four friends who go off to Spain on holiday. Sharply observed, funny, and moving, these thirteen stories present a new vision of contemporary Ireland, of its woes and triumphs, and middle-aged men trying to break out of the routines of their lives.

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Roddy Doyle is the author of seven previous novels, including a Booker Prize finalist, The Van, and a Booker Prize-winning international bestseller, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. He has also written several screenplays and books for children. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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