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A Cambridge dropout turned penniless drifter, the unforgettable Ripley Bogle takes us through the underbelly of London and into the surreal world of a vagabond. But Bogle is not your average bum. With a razor-sharp intellect, prodigious powers of perception, and better-than-average appearance ("Most movie stars would give their false back teeth for the kind of lived-in look that I possess"), Bogle careens through the wild streets of homelessness and Irish identity, all the while regaling us with the tale of his ragged Belfast past--and the events that led up to his extraordinary existence.

In a brilliant coupling of sardonic, self-deprecating wit and the lush lyricism of a poet, Robert McLiam Wilson brings us a fiercely modern character with an old soul. Imbued with a grace that is thoroughly at odds with his squalid world, Ripley Bogle gnaws at the fringes of society and skewers its fat heart. The result is a hilarious, unexpectedly touching novel that is destined to become a classic.

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Ripley Bogle, a self-proclaimed bum and Irish expatriate from Belfast, is a Cambridge dropout who wanders the streets of London, treating the reader to the ruminations of his teeming, romping imagination. How could anyone of Bogle's prodigious intelligence and powers of perception end up in vagabondage?

About the Author

Robert McLiam Wilson is a native of Belfast whose work has won the Rooney Prize and the Irish Book Award, and has been shortlisted for the Whitbread Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345430946
Author:
Wilson, Robert McLiam
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Wilson, Robert McLiam
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20000229
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.98x5.20x.84 in. .62 lbs.

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