The Dead School

Paperback | January 11, 2002

byPatrick Mccabe

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?The best Irish novel of the decade? Sunday TelegraphMalachy Dudgeon has escaped the misery and madness of his childhood home and landed a job in the most famous school in Dublin. The headmaster, Raphael Bell, has overcome his own tragedies to forge a model career, but when Malachy Dudgeon and Raphael Bell meet, they become inextricably engaged in a macabre relationship which proves fatal to their fortunes and their sanity. 'McCabe can make you howl at the darkest antics . . . He never sets a foot ? or syllable ? wrong. His novel is death on a laugh-support machine. Stupendous.' Scotland on Sunday 'Raphael, the great headmaster, is a marvellous creation . . . McCabe has a charm as a storyteller which is all his own' Sunday Telegraph 'Exhilarating. Reading the distilled gouts of consciousness which pour from the minds of these characters is like being trapped on a big dipper with articulate maniacs . . . Horribly funny' The Times 'An appallingly funny story . . . horribly memorable' Times Literary Supplement

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?The best Irish novel of the decade? Sunday TelegraphMalachy Dudgeon has escaped the misery and madness of his childhood home and landed a job in the most famous school in Dublin. The headmaster, Raphael Bell, has overcome his own tragedies to forge a model career, but when Malachy Dudgeon and Raphael Bell meet, they become inextricabl...

Patrick McCabe has been twice short-listed for the prestigious Booker Prize in Great Britain. He is considered one of Ireland's major new writers. McCabe was teaching learning-disabled students in a grammar school in London when his third novel, "The Butcher Boy," was published in 1992. The novel is a coming-of-age story written in the...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.8 × 5.21 × 0.86 inPublished:January 11, 2002

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0330339451

ISBN - 13:9780330339452

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from McCabe's Dead School This novel is a wonderful read for anyone who wishes to know what it is like for a child of the sixties, Patrick, to reach adulthood in Ireland. Follow Patrick through his trials and tribulations with Raphael. The Dead School is worth a position on the syllabus of an Irish novel course in University.
Date published: 2001-04-20