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The Resource The guts, Roddy Doyle

The guts, Roddy Doyle

Label
The guts
Title
The guts
Statement of responsibility
Roddy Doyle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Jimmy Rabbitte of The Commitments returns in the triumphant new novel from the Booker Prize-winning author The distinct wit and lively, authentic dialogue that are the hallmarks of Roddy Doyle's fiction are on a full display as he reintroduces Jimmy Rabbitte in this follow-up to his beloved debut novel The Commitments. In the 1980s Jimmy Rabbitte formed the Commitments, a ragtag, blue-collar collective of Irish youths determined to bring the soul music stylings of James Brown and Percy Sledge to Dublin. Time proves a great equalizer for Jimmy as he's now approaching fifty with a loving wife, four kids, and a recent cancer diagnosis that leaves him feeling shattered and frightened. Jimmy still loves his music, and he still loves to hustle-his new thing is finding old bands and then finding the people who loved them enough to pay for their resurrected albums. As he battles his illness on his path through Dublin, Jimmy manages to reconnect with his own past, most notably Commitments guitarist Liam "Outspan" Foster and the still beautiful backup vocalist Imelda Quirk. Jimmy also learns the trumpet, reunites with his long-lost brother, and rediscovers the joys of fatherhood. An immensely funny and poignant novel, The Guts captures friendship, family, the power of music, the specter of death, and the zeal for life"--
  • "A triumphant return to the characters of Booker Prize-winning writer Roddy Doyle's breakout first novel, The Commitments, now older, wiser, up against cancer and midlife. Jimmy Rabbitte is back. The man who invented the Commitments back in the 1980s is now 47, with a loving wife, 4 kids...and bowel cancer. He isn't dying, he thinks, but he might be. Jimmy still loves his music, and he still loves to hustle--his new thing is finding old bands and then finding the people who loved them enough to pay money online for their resurrected singles and albums. On his path through Dublin, between chemo and work he meets two of the Commitments--Outspan Foster, whose own illness is probably terminal, and Imelda Quirk, still as gorgeous as ever. He is reunited with his long-lost brother, Les, and learns to play the trumpet.... This warm, funny novel is about friendship and family, about facing death and opting for life"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Doyle, Roddy
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6054.O95
LC item number
G88 2014
Literary form
fiction
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  • Middle age
  • Cancer
  • Music fans
  • Families
  • Friendship
Label
The guts, Roddy Doyle
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn849719159
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780670016433
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013036812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The guts, Roddy Doyle
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn849719159
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780670016433
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013036812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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