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Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by listeners everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape.

And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country," and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice — his uncanny humor and his astonishing ear for dialogue — that renders these experiences spellbinding.

When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him, that men and women who have dreamed and toiled for years to get to America should "stick to their own kind" once they arrive. Somehow, Frank knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blond, and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach — and to write — that Frank finds his place in the world. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of listeners in Angela's Ashes comes of age.

Frank McCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly-awaited audiobooks of our time, and it is a masterpiece.

About the Author

Frank McCourt was born in 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, to Irish immigrant parents. He grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and returned to America in 1949. For thirty years he taught in various New York City high schools, including Stuyvesant, and in city colleges. He lives with his wife, Ellen, in New York City and Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671045548
Subtitle:
A Memoir
performance Read:
McCourt, Frank
Author:
McCourt, Frank
Author:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Irish americans
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Talking book collection.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
1396408
Abridged:
Y
Series Volume:
436
Publication Date:
September 1999
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
5.86x5.28x1.05 in. .39 lbs.
Media Run Time:
360

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