The Deportees: And Other Stories

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Stories that take a new slant on the immigrant experience, from the Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Watch for Roddy Doyle's new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017
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. 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 someone new to the fast-changing country. From a nine-year- old African boy's first day at school to a man who's devised a test for "Irishness"to the return of The Commitments's Jimmy Rabbitte and the debut of his new multicultural band, Doyle offers his signature take on the immigrant experience in a volume reminiscent of his beloved early novels.

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By Doyle, Roddy [ [ The Deportees: And Other Stories [ THE DEPORTEES: AND OTHER STORIES ] By Doyle, Roddy ( Author )Jan-01-2009 Paperback ] ] Jan-2009[ Paperback ]

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"Doyle's remarkable strength as a writer includes his ability to take the hardscrabble realities of Irish life, highlight its casual cruelties and kindnesses, inject the country's trademark black humour, and weave it all into a coherent tale that resonates to readers elsewhere."
--"Maclean's"
"Like all great comic writers, Roddy Doyle has become an explorer of the deepest places of the heart, of love and pain and loss."
--"The Irish Times"
"The best novelist of his generation."
--Nick Hornby, "Literary Review"

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"There may be a more likable serious writer than Roddy Doyle, but you'd have to prove it to me."
-Los Angeles Times

"The Deportees confirms Doyle's standing as a rare genius of socially conscious literary comedy. . . . His mastery of the ordinary Dubliners' speech informs all these stories and lends them an urgent credibility."
--Los Angeles Times
"Doyle's short stories rest on the comical limitations--and emotional largess--of his Irish characters. . . . At the same time, they question what it means to be Irish when the face of Ireland has changed. In exploring the theme, Doyle makes sport of everyone."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"One of the delights of Doyle's work is its fearlessness. . . . In book after book he throws himself into the voices and hearts of his characters. . . . All of these stories are about blended worlds and the problems inherent in that blending, no matter what wealth or luxury a place affords."
--The New York Times Book Review

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