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The Deportees and Other Stories by Roddy Doyle

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Published by Viking Adult .
Written in English


  • Short Stories (single author),
  • Fiction / Short Stories (single author),
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Ireland,
  • Social life and customs

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11067202M
ISBN 100670018457
ISBN 109780670018451

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The Deportees is Doyle's Watch for Roddy Doyle's new novel, Smile, coming in October of Roddy Doyle has earned a devoted following amongst those who appreciate his sly humor, acute ear for dialogue, and deeply human portraits of contemporary Ireland/5.   For all the familiarity of Doyle’s voice and setting, however, The Deportees represents a break from his past fiction in two significant respects: the structure of the book, and the social demography of his subjects. The Deportees is Doyle’s first collection of short : Penguin Publishing Group. "The Deportees" is a collection of short stories - all of which first appeared in Metro Eireann - that takes this change as its central theme. The book's highlight, for me, was its "title track". As well as being the book's longest story, it also features a familiar face: Jimmy Rabbite, the /5(19). The Deportees is Doyle’s first-ever collection of short stories, and each tale describes the cultural collision-often funny and always poignant-between a native and .

  As Doyle notes in a foreword to “The Deportees,” his novel “The Commitments” (his first, written in ) caused something of a stir for a line delivered by a young man named Jimmy. Many books are labeled "shocking" by critics or book sellers. "The Deporter" needs no such hype. It is truly shocking. Ames Holbrook spent four years as a deportation officer. He describes in detail how literally thousands of the vilest criminals in the world have been and continue to be released onto the streets of America/5(21). With empathy and insight, The Deportees and Other Storiestakes a new slant on the immigrant experience, something of increasing relevance in today’s Ireland. Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review/5(7).   The comic centrepiece of the book is "The Deportees", in which Jimmy Rabbitte, the man who put together the Commitments, decides to form a new band.

The Deportees is Doyle's first-ever collection of short stories, and each tale describes the cultural collision-often funny and always poignant-between a native and .   "The Deportees" are supposed to be immigrant-only. And this makes for a totally different music. The stories in this book - taken from the Irish immigrant-newspaper Metro Eirann show the meeting of the "niggers of Europe" in with the "real deal" so to speak - and all the confusion and trouble (but of course also the laughter) that can come form such a meeting/5(22).   The Deportees - Ebook written by Roddy Doyle. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Deportees/5(7).   Bookshare - Accessible Books for Individuals with Print DisabilitiesPages: