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Publisher Comments:

Twenty-year-old Sharon Rabbitte is pregnant. She's also unmarried, living at home, working in a grocery store, and keeping the father's identity a secret. Her own father, Jimmy Sr., is shocked by the news. Her mother says very little. Her friends and neighbors all want to know whose "snapper" Sharon is carrying.

In his sparkling second novel, Roddy Doyle observes the progression of Sharon's pregnancy and its impact on the Rabbitte family—especially on Jimmy Sr.—with wit, candor, and surprising authenticity.

Synopsis:

The Commitments was praised as one of the freshest and funniest first novels in years. In The Snapper, Doyle has produced another brilliant comedy of everyday life in Dublin. A young single girl who shares a room with her sisters endures pregnancy while her family and the whole town wonder who the father is.

About the Author

Roddy Doyle is an internationally bestselling writer. His first three novels—The Commitments, The Snapper, and the 1991 Booker Prize finalist The Van—are known as The Barrytown Trilogy. He is also the author of the novels Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (1993 Booker Prize winner), The Woman Who Walked into Doors, and A Star Called Henry, and a non-fiction book about his parents, Rory and Ita. Doyle has also written for the stage and the screen: the plays Brownbread, War, Guess Who's Coming for the Dinner, and The Woman Who Walked Into Doors; the film adaptations of The Commitments )as co-writer), The Snapper, and The Van; When Brendan Met Trudy (an original screenplay); the four-part television series Family for the BBC; and the television play Hell for Leather. Roddy Doyle has also written the children's books The Giggler Treatment, Rover Saves Christmas, and The Meanwhile Adventures and contributed to a variety of publications including The New Yorker magazine and several anthologies. He lives in Dublin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140171679
Author:
Doyle, Roddy
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Dublin (ireland)
Subject:
Unmarried mothers
Subject:
Teenage pregnancy
Subject:
Unmarried mothers -- Ireland -- Dublin -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Dublin (Ireland) Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 430
Publication Date:
19920831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.76x5.08x.61 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The Commitments was praised as one of the freshest and funniest first novels in years. In The Snapper, Doyle has produced another brilliant comedy of everyday life in Dublin. A young single girl who shares a room with her sisters endures pregnancy while her family and the whole town wonder who the father is.

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