Twenty-year-old Sharon Rabbitte is pregnant. She's also unmarried, living at home, working in a grocery store, and keeping the father's identity a secret. Her own father, Jimmy Sr., is shocked by the news. Her mother says very little. Her friends and neighbors all want to know whose "snapper" Sharon is carrying.
In his sparkling second novel, Roddy Doyle observes the progression of Sharon's pregnancy and its impact on the Rabbitte family—especially on Jimmy Sr.—with wit, candor, and surprising authenticity.
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Review: The Snapper (The Barrytown Trilogy #2)User Review - J Bloom - Goodreads
'Follow-up' to The Commitments. In Dublin, a 'snapper' is a baby. Jimmy Rabbitte, the 'hero' of The Commitments, is in The Snapper, but off to the side; we only hear from him once or twice, although ... Read full review
Review: The Snapper (The Barrytown Trilogy #2)User Review - Dee - Goodreads
I think for a lot of Roddy Doyle's work you have to be Irish to fully appreciate the dialogue and slang. He has a habit of slipping in colloquialisms that only make sense to the Irish. I lived in ... Read full review