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Smile

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"A breakout from the Booker-prize-winning novelist Roddy Doyle. A psychological suspense novel unlike any he's written before, about how we contend with the past, trauma, guilt and regret, and the uncertainty of memory. Who is unreliable? Just moved in to a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and pink shirt brings over his pint and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from school. Says his name is Fitzpatrick. Victor dislikes him on sight, dislikes too the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers. He prompts other memories too--of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor's own small claim to fame, as the man who says the unsayable on the radio. But it's the memories of high school, and of one particular Brother, that he cannot control and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity. Smile has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humour, the superb evocation of adolescence--but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. When you finish the last page you will have been challenged to re-evaluate everything you think you remember so clearly."--

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  • 1 of 4 copies available at OWWL.

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1 current hold with 4 total copies.
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Barcode Status /
Due Date
Avon Free Library FIC DOY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300456660
Checked out
12/06/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Macedon Public Library FIC DOY (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300592764
Checked out
12/04/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Palmyra Community Library DOY (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52127300360706
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Doyle (Text)
Adult New Materials
52129300923418
Checked out
12/11/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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