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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir

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Publisher Comments:

Frank McCourt's haunting memoir takes on new life when the author reads from his Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Recounting scenes from his childhood in New York City and Limerick, Ireland, McCourt paints a brutal yet poignant picture of his early days when there was rarely enough food on the table, and boots and coats were a luxury. In a melodic Irish voice that often lends a gentle humor to the unimaginable, the author remembers his wayward yet adoring father who was forever drinking what little money the family had. He recounts the painful loss of his siblings to avoidable sickness and hunger, a proud mother reduced to begging for charity, and the stench of the sewage-strewn streets that ran outside the front door. As McCourt approaches adolescence, he discovers the shame of poverty and the beauty of Shakespeare, the mystery of sex and the unforgiving power of the Irish Catholic Church. This powerful and heart-rending testament to the resiliency and determination of youth is populated with memorable characters and moments, and McCourt's interpretation of the narrative and the voices it contains will leave listeners laughing through their tears.

Synopsis:

This edition of the Pulitzer-prize winning memoir of McCourt's boyhood days in poverty-striken Ireland is being released to tie-in with a major motion picture holiday release from Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures International. It is directed by Alan Parker and stars Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684872155
Subtitle:
MMP : A Memoir
Author:
Mccourt, Frank
Publisher:
Scribner
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Irish americans
Subject:
General Biography
Publication Date:
19991130
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbou
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
6.79x4.17x1.05 in. .46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This edition of the Pulitzer-prize winning memoir of McCourt's boyhood days in poverty-striken Ireland is being released to tie-in with a major motion picture holiday release from Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures International. It is directed by Alan Parker and stars Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle.
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