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 is back. The man who invented the Commitments back in the eighties is now forty-seven, with a loving wife, four 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 for their resurrected singles and albums. On his path through Dublin he meets two of the Commitments - Outspan, whose own illness is probably terminal, and Imelda Quirk, still as gorgeous as ever. He is reunited with his long-lost brother and learns to play the trumpet...This warm, funny novel is about friendship and family, about facing death and opting for life. It climaxes in one of the great passages in Roddy Doyle's fiction: four middle-aged men at Ireland's hottest rock festival watching Jimmy's son Marvin's band Moanin' at Midnight pretending to be Bulgarian and playing a song called 'I'm Going to Hell' that apparently hasn't been heard since 1932...Why? You'll have to read The Guts to find out
Member of
Summary
Jimmy Rabbitte returns in this new novel. Now forty-seven with a wife and four kids and bowel cancer, Jimmy still loves music and ends up reuniting with a couple of his old Commitments' band members.
Tone
Writing style
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10220521
Cataloging source
CaOONL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doyle, Roddy
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Barrytown novels
Series volume
0004
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  • Intestines
  • Rock groups
  • Friendship
  • Dulin (Ireland)
Target audience
adult
Label
The guts, Roddy Doyle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel to: The Commitments
Control code
000051752916
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 p.
Isbn
9780224098335
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The guts, Roddy Doyle
Publication
Note
Sequel to: The Commitments
Control code
000051752916
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 p.
Isbn
9780224098335
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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