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Roddy Doyles acclaimed Booker Prize-nominated novel, “a darker portrayal of midlife crisis and an expansively farcical chain of misadventures” (The New York Times Book Review)

 

Jimmy Rabitte, Sr., is unemployed, spending his days alone and miserable. When his best friend, Bimbo, also gets laid off, they keep busy by being miserable together. Things seem to look up when they buy a decrepit fish-and-chips van and go into business, selling cheap grub to the drunk and the hungry—and keeping one step ahead of the environmental health officers.

Set during the heady days of Irelands brief, euphoric triumphs in the 1990 World Cup, The Van is a tender and hilarious tale of male friendship and family life.

Synopsis:

The further misadventures of the Rabbitte family in working-class Dublin--from the author of The Commitments and The Snapper. This story follows Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr., and his best friend through Dublin, selling cheap grub to the drunk and hungry--keeping one step ahead of the health officials.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140171914
Author:
Doyle, Roddy
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Middle west
Subject:
Regionalism
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Dublin
Subject:
Dublin (Ireland) Fiction.
Subject:
Regionalism -- Middle West.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
104-582
Publication Date:
19930801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.74x5.07x.61 in. .49 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The further misadventures of the Rabbitte family in working-class Dublin--from the author of The Commitments and The Snapper. This story follows Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr., and his best friend through Dublin, selling cheap grub to the drunk and hungry--keeping one step ahead of the health officials.

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