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Bullfighting: stories
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[United States] : Blackstone Publishing, 2011.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 29 min.)) : digital.
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Roddy Doyle has earned a devoted following for his wry wit, his uncanny ear, and his ability to fully capture the hearts of his characters. Bullfighting, his second collection of stories, offers thirteen bittersweet takes on men and middle-age, revealing a panorama of Ireland today. Moving from classrooms to local pubs to bullrings, these tales feature an array of men taking stock and reliving past glories, each concerned with loss in different ways-of their place in the world, of their power, their virility, health, and love. "Recuperation" follows a man as he sets off on his daily prescribed walk around his neighborhood, the sights triggering recollections of his family and his younger days. In "Animals," George recalls caring for his children's many pets and his heartfelt effort to spare them grief when they died or disappeared. The title story captures the mixture of bravado and helplessness of four friends who go off to Spain on holiday. Sharply observed, funny, and moving, these thirteen stories present a new vision of contemporary Ireland, of its woes and triumphs, and middle-aged men trying to break out of the routines of their lives.

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eAudiobook
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Unabridged.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781982480769 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1982480769 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)

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Read by Lorcan Cranitch.
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Roddy Doyle has earned a devoted following for his wry wit, his uncanny ear, and his ability to fully capture the hearts of his characters. Bullfighting, his second collection of stories, offers thirteen bittersweet takes on men and middle-age, revealing a panorama of Ireland today. Moving from classrooms to local pubs to bullrings, these tales feature an array of men taking stock and reliving past glories, each concerned with loss in different ways-of their place in the world, of their power, their virility, health, and love. "Recuperation" follows a man as he sets off on his daily prescribed walk around his neighborhood, the sights triggering recollections of his family and his younger days. In "Animals," George recalls caring for his children's many pets and his heartfelt effort to spare them grief when they died or disappeared. The title story captures the mixture of bravado and helplessness of four friends who go off to Spain on holiday. Sharply observed, funny, and moving, these thirteen stories present a new vision of contemporary Ireland, of its woes and triumphs, and middle-aged men trying to break out of the routines of their lives.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Doyle, R., & Cranitch, L. (2011). Bullfighting: stories. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Doyle, Roddy, 1958- and Lorcan Cranitch. 2011. Bullfighting: Stories. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Doyle, Roddy, 1958- and Lorcan Cranitch, Bullfighting: Stories. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Doyle, Roddy, and Lorcan Cranitch. Bullfighting: Stories. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing, 2011.

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