ISBN 9780749397357,Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha


Roddy Doyle


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ISBN 9780749397357

Random House

Publication Year 1997

ISBN 9780749397357

ISBN-10 0749397357


Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)


Roddy Doyle's Booker Prize-winning novel describes the world of ten-year-old Paddy Clarke, growing up in Barrytown, north Dublin. From fun and adventure on the streets, boredom in the classroom to increasing isolation at home, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha is the story of a boy who sees everything but understands less and less. About the Author Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of eight acclaimed novels and Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. Table of Contents Truthful, hilarious, painfully sad,A superb recreation of childhood,Gloriously triumphant...confirms Doyle as the best novelist of his generation,It is 1968. Paddy Clarke is ten years old, breathless with discovery. He reads with a child's voraciousness, collecting facts the way adults collect grey hairs and parking tickets. Doyle captures the speech patterns of childhood brilliantly, the weird logic of the incessant questions, the non-sequiturs and wonderments... Like all great comic writers, Roddy Doyle has become an explorer of the deepest places of the heart, of love and pain and loss. This is one of the most compelling novels I've read in ages, a triumph of style and perception