From the Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, the follow up to his acclaimed debut novel The Commitments
Watch for Roddy Doyle’s new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Iira - LibraryThing
Meh. I read this because of a weekend trip to Dublin, but I must say that my expectations were a lot higher. Didn't laugh out loud once. Sure, it was kind of funny at times and laughing at serious matters usually is my cup of tea but I don't know what was missing. Read full review
THE SNAPPERUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A warm, frank, and very funny account of family life and pregnancy as Irish writer Doyle (The Commitments, 1989; also see below) continues the saga of the endearing working-class Rabbitte family of ... Read full review