Paddy Clarke, ha-ha-ha

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Viking, Jan 1, 1994 - Fiction - 282 pages
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"In this national bestseller and winner of the Booker Prize, Roddy Doyle, author of the 'Barrytown Trilogy,' takes us to a new level of emotional richness with the story of ten-year-old Padraic Clarke. Witty and poignant--and adored by critics and readers alike--Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha charts the tr[i]umphs, indignities, and bewilderment of Paddy as he tries to make sense of his changing world."--Publisher's description.

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Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha achieves the remarkable feat of both depicting a childhood at its most normal and humdrum while also drawing out something much more profound about being a kid and coming of age ... Read full review

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This book did not disappoint. Roddy Doyle has managed to inhabit a ten-year old boy's mind so completely that you could almost believe Patrick (Paddy) Clarke wrote this himself. Paddy is the oldest of ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Roddy Doyle is the author of five previous novels, including a Booker Prize nominee, The Van, and a Booker Prize winning international bestseller Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. He has also written several screenplays, most recently When Brendan Met Trudy. His first children's book, The Giggler Treatment, will be published in September by Scholastic. He lives in Dublin.

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