The Deportees and Other StoriesBook - 2007
For his many devoted readers: the first collection of stories from Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle. For the past few years Roddy Doyle has written stories for Metro Eireann, a magazine by and for immigrants to Ireland. Each of the stories takes a new slant on the immigrant experience, something of increasing relevance and importance in Ireland today.The Deporteesnow brings those stories together for all of Roddy's devoted readers, ranging from a terrifying ghost story, "The Pram," in which a Polish nanny grows impatient with her charge's older sisters and decides--using a phrase she has just learnt--to "scare them shitless," to the glorious title story itself, where Jimmy Rabbitte, the man who formed the beloved Commitments, decides it's time to find a new band, and this time no white Irish need apply. Multicultural to a fault, the Deportees specialize not in soul music, but in the songs of Woody Guthrie.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2007.
Characteristics: xiii, 242 p.