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The sequel to Frank McCourt's memoir of his Irish Catholic boyhood, 'Angela's Ashes', picks up the story in October 1949, upon his arrival in America. Initially, his American experience is as harrowing as his impoverished youth in Ireland. McCourt views the U.S. through the same sharp eye and with the same dark humor that distinguished his first memoir: race prejudice, casual cruelty, and dead-end jobs weigh on his spirits as he searches for a way out. But there comes a glimpse of hope from the army and from New York University. Nonetheless the journey toward his position teaching creative writing is neither quick nor easy. Fortunately, McCourt's openness to every variety of human emotion and longing remains exceptional. The magical prose, with its singing Irish cadences, brings grandeur and beauty to the most sorrowful events.

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Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit, and its profound humanity. It won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of readers in Angela's Ashes comes of age. Frank McCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly awaited books of our time, and it is a masterpiece.

Synopsis:

Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit, and its profound humanity. It won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of readers in Angela's Ashes comes of age. Frank McCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly awaited books of our time, and it is a masterpiece.

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ISBN:
9780743200981
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Author:
McCourt, Frank
Publisher:
Libri
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Publication Date:
June 2000
Binding:
Trade Paper
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.76x4.18x1.06 in. .50 lbs.

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Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit, and its profound humanity. It won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of readers in Angela's Ashes comes of age. Frank McCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly awaited books of our time, and it is a masterpiece.

"Synopsis" by , Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit, and its profound humanity. It won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of readers in Angela's Ashes comes of age. Frank McCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly awaited books of our time, and it is a masterpiece.
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