Angela's Ashes (Paperback)Frank McCourt (author)
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Stunning reissue of the phenomenal worldwide bestseller: Frank McCourt's sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 30s and in Ireland in the 40s.
It is a story of extreme hardship and suffering, in Brooklyn tenements and Limerick slums - too many children, too little money, his mother Angela barely coping as his father Malachy's drinking bouts constantly brings the family to the brink of disaster. It is a story of courage and survival against apparently overwhelming odds.
Written with the vitality and resonance of a work of fiction, and with a remarkable absence of sentimentality, `Angela's Ashes' is imbued on every page with Frank McCourt's distinctive humour and compassion. Out of terrible circumstances, he has created a glorious book in the tradition of Ireland's literary masters, which bears all the marks of a great classic.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm
`'Angela's Ashes' out Roddy Doyles Roddy Doyle. I was amazed by it.' Margaret Forster, author of `Hidden Lives'
`Once opened, this brilliant and seductive book will not let you rest until Frank emerges, more or less reared, at the close of boyhood.' Thomas Keneally, author of `Schindler's List.'
`Frank McCourt's lyrical Irish voice will draw comparison to Joyce. It's that seductive, that hilarious. In the annals of memoir, his name will be writ large.' Mary Karr, author of `The Liar's Club'.
`I was moved and dazzled by the sombre and lively beauty of this book; it is a story of survival and growth beyond all odds; a chronicle of surprising triumphs, written in language that is always itself triumphant.' Mary Gordon, author of `The Shadow Man.'
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