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A Star Called Henry

Doyle, Roddy

ISBN 10: 0670887579 / ISBN 13: 9780670887576
Published by Viking Press, 1999
Used Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket hardcover
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New York. 1999. Viking Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 343 pages. September 1999. hardcover. Cover: Marc Yankus. Signed by The Author. 0670887579. keywords: Literature Ireland. inventory # 27047. FROM THE PUBLISHER - An historical novel like none before it, A Star Called Henry marks a new chapter in Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle's writing. It is a vastly more ambitious book than any he has previously written. A subversive look behind the legends of Irish republicanism, at its centre a passionate love story, this new novel is a triumphant work of fiction. Born in the slums of Dublin in 1902, his father a one-legged whorehouse bouncer and settler of scores, Henry Smart has to grow up fast. By the time he can walk he's out robbing, begging, charming, often cold, always hungry, but a prince of the streets. At fourteen, already six foot two, Henry's in the General Post Office on Easter Monday 1916, a soldier in the Irish Citizen Army, fighting for freedom. A year later he's ready to die for Ireland again, a rebel, a Fenian, and, soon, a killer. With his father's wooden leg as his weapon, Henry becomes a republican legend - one of Michael Collins' boys, a cop killer, an assassin on a stolen bike, a lover. Bookseller Inventory # 27047

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Title: A Star Called Henry

Publisher: Viking Press

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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