Bullfighting (Paperback)Roddy Doyle (author)
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Bullfighting moves from classrooms to graveyards, local pubs to bullrings; featuring an array of men at their working day and at rest, taking stock and reliving past glories. Each is concerned with loss in different ways - of their place in the world, of power, virility, love - of the boom days and the Celtic Tiger.
Brilliantly observed, funny and moving, the stories in Bullfighting present a new vision of contemporary Ireland, of its woes and triumphs.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
Realistic and funny... This is a funny book about serious stuff... Doyle's descriptions of fatherhood will leave a powerful impression on any reader -- Christina Appleyard * Daily Mail *
Probably the finest collection of Irish short stories since James Joyce's Dubliners * Globe and Mail *
The trademark deadpan style of Doyle's storytelling make this an entirely believable comedy -- Gerard Woodward * Guardian *
Roddy Doyle's Bullfighting offers a series of rare and beautiful mid-life meditations -- Jane Clinton * Sunday Express *
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