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The deportees

By: Doyle, Roddy

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0099507056 / 9780099507055
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20 cm xiii, 242 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: as The deportees and other stories. London: Jonathan Cape, 2007.

For the past few years Roddy Doyle has been writing stories for Metro Eireann, a newspaper started by, and aimed at, immigrants to Ireland.

Each of the stories took a new slant on the immigrant experience, something of increasing relevance and importance in today's Ireland. The stories range from 'Guess Who's Coming to the Dinner', where a father who prides himself on his open-mindedness when his daughters talk about sex, is forced to confront his feelings when one of them brings home a black fella, to a terrifying ghost story, 'The Pram', in which a Polish nanny grows impatient with her charge's older sisters and decides - in a phrase she has learnt - to 'scare them shitless'.


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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