Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of eight novels, a collection of stories, and Rory & Ita, a memoir of his parents. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. He lives and works in Dublin.
Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage On Sale: July 17, 1989 Price: $15.95
This funky, rude, unpretentious first novel traces the short, funny, and furious career of a group of working-class Irish kids who form a band, The Commitments. Their mission: to bring soul to Dublin!
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