Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Doyle, Roddy

Published by Viking, 1993
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First Edition (first U.S. printing). The fourth novel by the author of THE COMMITMENTS and THE SNAPPER, the story of a ten-year-old Irish boy trying to make sense of his world -- which is crumbling around him. In the first issue dust jacket, with "Clarke" misspelled as "Clark" on the spine. With a "Winner of the Booker Prize" sticker on the front dust jacket panel. Near Fine/Near Fine -- a small scratch to the front board. Signed by Doyle on the title page. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Paddy Clarke, a ten-year-old boy who longs to be a missionary, experiences life's joys and setbacks--specifically his ma and da's fights--as he grows up in Liffey, Ireland, in the late 1960s. By the author of The Van. Winner of the Booker Prize.

Review: In Roddy Doyle's Booker Prize-winning novel Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, an Irish lad named Paddy rampages through the streets of Barrytown with a pack of like-minded hooligans, playing cowboys and Indians, etching their names in wet concrete, and setting fires. Roddy Doyle has captured the sensations and speech patterns of preadolescents with consummate skill, and managed to do so without resorting to sentimentality. Paddy Clarke and his friends are not bad boys; they're just a little bit restless. They're always taking sides, bullying each other, and secretly wishing they didn't have to. All they want is for something--anything--to happen.

Throughout the novel, Paddy teeters on the nervous verge of adolescence. In one scene, Paddy tries to make his little brother's hot water bottle explode, but gives up after stomping on it just one time: "I jumped on Sinbad's bottle. Nothing happened. I didn't do it again. Sometimes when nothing happened it was really getting ready to happen." Paddy Clarke senses that his world is about to change forever--and not necessarily for the better. When he realizes that his parents' marriage is falling apart, Paddy stays up all night listening, half-believing that his vigil will ward off further fighting. It doesn't work, but it is sweet and sad that he believes it might. Paddy's logic may be fuzzy, but his heart is in the right place. --Jill Marquis

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Title: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Publisher: Viking
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.

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