The Deportees by Roddy Doyle
and Other Stories

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Roddy Doyle has earned a devoted following amongst those who appreciate his sly humor, acute ear for dialogue, and deeply human portraits of contemporary Ireland. The Deportees is Doyle's first-ever collection of short stories, and each tale describes the cultural collision-often funny and always poignant-between a native and someone new to the fast-changing country. From a nine-year- old African boy's first day at school to a man who's devised a test for "Irishness"to the return of The Commitments's Jimmy Rabbitte and the debut of his new multicultural band, Doyle offers his signature take on the immigrant experience in a volume reminiscent of his beloved early novels.


 

About Roddy Doyle

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RODDY DOYLE is the author of nine novels, most recently The Dead Republic, a collection of short stories, and a nonfiction book about the lives of his parents. In 1993 he won the Man Booker Prize for his novel Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and his novel The Van was a finalist for the prize. He has also written four screenplays as well as several stage plays and books for children and young adults. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.
 
Published January 10, 2008 by Penguin Books. 268 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The novelist's first story collection holds more socio-cultural than literary interest.

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In his first story collection, Roddy Doyle comes to terms with the new face of his homeland.

Jan 20 2008 | Read Full Review of The Deportees: and Other Stories

Bookmarks Magazine

… The Deportees and Other Stories is an easy excursion into the new Irish culture, conveyed with Doyle’s usual brilliant sense of originality, sly charm and wry wit."

Jan 31 2008 | Read Full Review of The Deportees: and Other Stories

Esquire

But Doyle’s stories are always compressed the way the best short story writers compress.

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