The Snapper

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Penguin, Aug 1, 1992 - Fiction - 224 pages
97 Reviews
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  - Mar - Goodreads

I read this for English class, about 3 years ago and it wasn't that bad. I actually liked it, although I had struggles with understanding everything that was being said. But I guess that's how you learn. Read full review

Review: The Snapper (The Barrytown Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Natasha - Goodreads

The second book in the Barrytown Trilogy. This time the story centres round Sharon, who discovers she is pregnant but won't reveal the identity of the child's father. Warning: there's a fair bit of swearing and there's also a lot of drinking while pregnant. Read full review

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RODDY DOYLE worked for fourteen years as an English and Geography teacher at Greendale Community School, in Kilbarrack, North Dublin. He achieved widespread recognition when his novel "The Commitments "(1987) was made into a motion picture in 1991. Doyle's novel "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha" won the Booker Prize, Britain's highest literary award in 1993.

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