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THE COMMITMENTS.

Doyle, Roddy.

ISBN 10: 0679721746 / ISBN 13: 9780679721741
Published by VINTAGE CONTEMPORARIES., NY, 1989
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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First American Edition. A paperback original. About fine in trade-size pictorial paperback wrappers. Basis for the film adaptation. Author's FIRST book. (O). Bookseller Inventory # 305158

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Title: THE COMMITMENTS.

Publisher: VINTAGE CONTEMPORARIES., NY

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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In the first volume of the Barrytown Trilogy, Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, introduces The Commitments, a group of fame-starved, working-class Irish youths with a paradoxical passion for the music of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding and a mission—to bring Soul to Dublin. Doyle writes about the band with a fan's enthusiasm and about Dublin with a native's cheerful knowingness. His book captures all the shadings of the rock experience: ambition, greed, and egotism—ans the redeeming, exhilarating joy of making music. The Commitments is one of the most engaging and believable novels about rock'n'roll ever written, a book whose brashness and originality have won it mainstream acclaim and underground cachet.

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This funky, rude, unpretentious first novel traces the short, funny, and furious career of a group of working-class Irish kids who form a band, The Commitments. Their mission: to bring soul to Dublin!

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