The Snapper by Roddy Doyle

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Meet the Rabbitte family, motley bunch of loveable ne'er-do-wells whose everyday purgatory is rich with hangovers, dogshit and dirty dishes. When the older sister announces her pregnancy, the family are forced to rally together and discover the strangeness of intimacy.

But the question remains: which friend of the family is the father of Sharon's child?

By the bestselling author of The Commitments, now a long-running West End stage show.

'Unstoppable fun. A big-hearted, big-night out' The Times


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 August 1, 1992 by Penguin Books. 226 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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but Jimmy, a wonderfully complex and good man, realizes he's being unfair and, to make up, concentrates on Sharon's pregnancy in earnest.

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starred PW review, May 25), the second in his trilogy about a working-class Irish family, is almost all dialogue, which would be a clever device if the dialogue were not written in transliterated Irish accent (``yeh'' for ``you,'' ``Jaysis'' for ``Jesus'').

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Time Out New York

The story is tougher and potentially more downbeat - a Dublin family, the Curleys, face a crisis when 20-year-old Sharon (Kellegher) finds herself pregnant but refuses to name the father - nevertheless, there's still enough laconic humour to lift it above dour urban realism.

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Full Summary >> Cast: Colm Meaney - (Dessie Curley) Tina Kellegher - (Sharon Curley) Ruth McCabe - (Kay Curley) All Cast & Crew >> Review: Roddy Doyle's book -The Snapper ends with a very young single mother in the hospital looking at her new baby.

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