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  • Published: 1 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780749391256
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Snapper




Sharon Rabbitte is expecting a baby, but as her pregnancy forces the ramshackle Rabbitte family to pull together, will she reveal who is the father?



By the bestselling author of The Commitments, now a long-running West End stage show.



'The musical we've been waiting for... So good I almost wept' Sunday Times

Meet the Rabbitte family, motley bunch of loveable ne'er-do-wells whose everyday purgatory is rich with hangovers, dogshit and dirty dishes. When the older sister announces her pregnancy, the family are forced to rally together and discover the strangeness of intimacy.

But the question remains: which friend of the family is the father of Sharon's child?

By the bestselling author of The Commitments, now a long-running West End stage show.

'Unstoppable fun. A big-hearted, big-night out' The Times

  • Pub date: 1 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780749391256
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of thirteen acclaimed novels including The Commitments, The Snapper, The Van and Smile, two collections of short stories, and Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.

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Praise for The Snapper

“A superb creation, exploding with cheerful chauvinism and black Celtic humour... You finish the book, hungry for more”

The Times

“While recognising that we have all sat po-faced through novels which other people have assured us are hilarious... all I can say is that The Snapper creased me up”

Guardian

“Not since I first delved into Flann O'Brian have I so consistently laughed out loud while reading a book”

Sunday Tribune


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