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A Star Called Henry (The Last Roundup) by Roddy Doyle

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Published by Vintage .
Written in English


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Number of Pages352
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Open LibraryOL7316872M
ISBN 100099284480
ISBN 109780099284482

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An historical novel like none before it, A Star Called Henry marks a new chapter in Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle's writing. It is a vastly more ambitious book than any he has previously written. A subversive look behind the legends of Irish republicanism, at its centre a passionate love story, this new novel is a triumphant work of vanbuskirkphotos.com by: A Star Called Henry describes the first twenty years of Henry's adventure-filled life in early twentieth-century Ireland. Using a compelling first-person fictional narrative, Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle lets Henry tell his own story, revealing this young man's heroism, as . A Star Called Henry () is a novel by Irish writer Roddy vanbuskirkphotos.com is Vol. 1 of The Last Roundup series. The second installment of the series, Oh, Play That Thing, was published in The third, The Dead Republic, was published in The book follows the early life of Henry Smart, from his childhood in the slums of early 20th century Dublin to his involvement in the Easter Rising and the Author: Roddy Doyle. Free download or read online A Star Called Henry pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Roddy Doyle. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fiction, historical story are Éamon de Valera, Michael Collins. The book has been /5.

In many respects, "A Star Called Henry" belongs to the literature of the drastic harshness of Irish life, its bitterness, the savagery of its poverty and the consequent extremity of its desires. Henry is forced to skip childhood. He is on his own almost from the beginning. A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle About the Book Born in the slums, raised on the streets, caught up in the fight for a free Ireland at the age of fourteen, Henry Smart is, indisputably, a survivor. A Star Called Henry describes the first twenty years of Henry's adventure-filled life in early twentieth-century Ireland. Oct 01,  · A Star Called Henry is probably far more accurate in its portrayal of Ireland in the last years of British rule than many would realise. The activities of the members of Michael Collins' "Squad" were much like those performed by Henry Smart, who was, in the novel, on the periphery of possibly the most effective counter-intellegence agency in the vanbuskirkphotos.com by: In novels such as Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, The Commitments, and The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, Roddy Doyle thrills readers with withering wit, modernist techniques, and the emotional and political realities of working-class vanbuskirkphotos.com latest novel, A Star Called Henry, places those themes on a larger historical canvas, examining the fight for Irish independence in the late s through the s.

Sep 01,  · At once an epic, a love story, and a portrait of Irish history, A Star Called Henry is a grand picaresque novel brimming with both poignant moments and comic ones, and told in a voice that is both quintessentially Irish and inimitably Roddy Doyle's. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AUG 30, /4(18). Dec 11,  · A Star Called Henry (Book #1) by Roddy Doyle Published by Viking Adult Publication date: September 1st Genres: Childhood, Coming-of-age, Fiction, Historical There may be a lot about the reality of historical Ireland that I don’t like (being a woman and all), but fictionally, male Irish authors are some of the most lyrically gifted I’ve ever read/5. With his father's wooden leg as his weapon, Henry becomes a republican legend, one of Michael Collins' boys, a cop killer, an assassin on a stolen bike. An historical novel like none before it, A Star Called Henry marks a new chapter in Roddy Doyle's writing. It is a vastly more ambitious book . A star called Henry Chapter 1 The novel "A star called Henry" written by Roddy Doyle tells the story of a poor boy called Henry Smart, who lives in the slums of Dublin. Henry is the narrator of the story. The first chapter begins with a scene in which Henry and his mother sit on.