Barrytown Trilogy by Roddy DoyleBarrytown Trilogy by Roddy Doyle

Barrytown Trilogy

byRoddy Doyle

Paperback | August 4, 1997

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Gathered here in one volume, the three Rabbite family are among the best-loved works of the hilarious, Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle.
This volume brings together under one cover Roddy Doyle's three acclaimed novels about the Rabbite family from Dublin. "The Commitments" traces the rapid rise and even more rapid fall of Jimmy Rabbite Jr's unusual soul band. In "The Snapper", Sharon Rabbite's pregnancy sparks off intense speculation among her friends and family, but she is determined to reveal the identity of the father in her own time. "The Van", set during Ireland's 1990 World Cup attempt, follows the fortunes of Jimmy Sr and his friend Bimbo as they launch their travelling fish'n'chip shop on an unsuspecting Barrytown, learning much about themselves in the process.
RODDY DOYLE was born in Dublin in 1958. His first novel, The Commitments, was published to great acclaim in 1987 and was made into a very successful film by Alan Parker. The Snapper was published in 1990 and has also been made into a film, directed by Stephen Frears. The Van was shortlisted for the 1991 Booker Prize and made into a fil...
Title:Barrytown TrilogyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 7.77 × 5.05 × 1.45 inPublished:August 4, 1997Publisher:Random House UK

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0749397365

ISBN - 13:9780749397364


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Listening to Dubliners Doyle's ability to write dialogue so real that you feel you are eavesdropping on actual conversations shines through in this magnificent trilogy. As always, he leaves you wanting to peak deeper into the events of his characters' lives. You will laugh out loud - often. And you will hate to turn the last page!
Date published: 2000-12-10

From Our Editors

You will laugh out loud as you read through the trio of novels collected here that offer a fresh, wildly funny look at family life and friendship in working class Dublin. Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle's wit and humour saturate every page of The Barrytown Trilogy, which includes The Snapper, a comic tale of a pregnant woman who refuses to reveal the identity of her baby's father; The Commitments an unforgettable story of a group of musicians struggling to land their first break and The Van, a warm, funny tale of the ups and downs of friendship. Brilliantly executed and always hilarious, this collection is not to be missed.

Editorial Reviews

"A charming, truthful and immensely funny story which leaves you gasping for more." --Sunday Times

"A superb creation, exploding with cheerful chauvinism and black Celtic humour." --The Times