Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Winner of the 1993 Booker Prize. Paddy Clarke admires Chief Geronimo. He can't stand his wimpy little brother. His best friend is Kevin, and their names are written in wet cement all over Barrytown. He wants to be a missionary like Father Damien, and he longs to stop the arguing between his ma and da. Filled with salty Doyle dialogue and characters, exuberant and earthy.
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PADDY CLARKE HA HA HAUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Irish writer Doyle's fourth novel (The Van, The Snapper, etc.)—and the just-announced 1993 Booker Prize winner: a story that depicts with remarkable acuity that extraordinary intensity of response ... Read full review
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asked asleep ball Banjaxed Barrytown beside Bobby Charlton boys brilliant caught Charles Leavy Clarke crying da's David Geraghty desk diddies Dollymount door Eddie Gray Edward Swanwick eyes face Father Damien fella fight fingers Francis front Fuck George Best getting goal gobstopper going gone grabbed grass hair hand happened hard hated head hear heard hedge Henno Ian McEvoy James O'Keefe jumper Kevin kicked kitchen knew laughed legs lepers Liam and Aidan Liam's listened looked loved ma's McEvoy's Missis Mister O'Connell mouth never nice noise Paddy Clarke Patrick pretended pushed Raheny road Sean Whelan shouted shut side Sinbad smell someone sometimes stayed stick stopped straight stuck stupid sure talking tell Terence Long There's thing thought toilet told took turned Uncle Eddie waited wall wanted watched wobble World War Three Yeah