Synopses & Reviews
This is the heart-rending story of a woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after a violent, abusive marriage and a worsening drink problem. Paula Spencer recalls her contented childhood, the audacity she learned as a teenager, the exhilaration of her romance with Charlo and the marriage to him that left her powerless. Capturing both her vulnerability and her strength, Doyle gives Paula a voice that is real and unforgettable.
Prize-winner Roddy Doyle's novel is the story of an ordinary woman from Dublin and her stormy relationship with her husband Charlo.
About the Author
Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of six acclaimed novels including the Booker Prize-winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.