Oh, Play That Thing
Praised as “a masterpiece” by the Washington Post, A Star Called Henry introduced the unforgettable Henry Smart and left Roddy Doyle’s innumerable fans clamoring for more. Now, in his first novel set in America, Doyle delivers. Oh, Play That Thing opens with Henry on the run from his Irish Republican paymasters, arriving in New York City in 1924. But in New York, and later Chicago—where he meets a man playing wild, happy music called Louis Armstrong—Henry finds he cannot escape his past.
A highly entertaining cross-country epic and a magnificent follow-up to A Star Called Henry, this prodigious, energetic, sexy novel is another Roddy Doyle triumph.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Aaron ain’t beside bigger boots Carroll Dickerson corner couldn’t d’you daddio dance dead door Dora dress eyes face Fast Olaf’s fedora feet fingers floor front fuckin fucking girl gone grabbed Grobnik guys hadn’t hair hand hard he’d head hear heard held Henry Smart Hettie Irish Johnny Kellet kids killed knew laughed leaned listened looked Louis Armstrong Louis Lepke Louis’s man’s Mildred Miss O’Shea Missis Lowe mouth never night nodded Norris O’Pops Olaf’s half-sister Owney Madden play that thing Pops pulled pushed Rockwell Roddy Doyle said.—I said.—You Saoirse seen she’d shoulder shrugged smell smiled Smoked stared stayed stepped stood stopped street talking tell There’s they’d thing thought told took trumpet turned waiting walked wall wasn’t watched What’s who’d window woman women Yare Yeah You’re Zutty Singleton