The Resource Smile, by Roddy Doyle

Smile, by Roddy Doyle

Label
Smile
Title
Smile
Statement of responsibility
by Roddy Doyle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A breakout from the Booker-prize-winning novelist Roddy Doyle. A psychological suspense novel unlike any he's written before, about how we contend with the past, trauma, guilt and regret, and the uncertainty of memory. Who is unreliable? Just moved in to a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and pink shirt brings over his pint and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from school. Says his name is Fitzpatrick. Victor dislikes him on sight, dislikes too the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers. He prompts other memories too--of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor's own small claim to fame, as the man who says the unsayable on the radio. But it's the memories of high school, and of one particular Brother, that he cannot control and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity. Smile has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humour, the superb evocation of adolescence--but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. When you finish the last page you will have been challenged to re-evaluate everything you think you remember so clearly."--Publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doyle, Roddy
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6054.O95
LC item number
S63 2018
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian Brothers
  • Memory
  • Psychic trauma
  • High schools
  • Strangers
  • Wives
  • Small cities
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Psychological fiction
  • Suspense fiction
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
Smile, by Roddy Doyle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
297 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432845285
Lccn
2017044176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1004206295
  • (OCoLC)1004206295
  • 374036
Label
Smile, by Roddy Doyle
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
297 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432845285
Lccn
2017044176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1004206295
  • (OCoLC)1004206295
  • 374036

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