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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (846 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roddy Doyle Narrator: Hugh Lee Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The eight tales in Roddy Doyle's first-ever collection of stories have one thing in common: someone born in Ireland meets someone who has come to live there. New Boy describes the first day of school for a nine-year-old boy from Africa, while in The Pram, a terrifying ghost story, a Polish nanny grows impatient with her charge's older sisters and decides - in a new phrase she has learned - to scare them shitless.

In 57% Irish, a man decides to devise a test of Irishness by measuring reactions to three things: Riverdance, the song Danny Boy, and Robbie Keane's goal against Germany in the 2002 World Cup. And in the wonderful title story, Jimmy Rabbitte, the man who formed The Commitments decides that it's time to find a new band - a multicultural outfit that specializes not in soul music but in the folk songs of Woody Guthrie.

With empathy and insight, The Deportees and Other Stories takes a new slant on the immigrant experience, something of increasing relevance in today's Ireland. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Renee | 2/19/2014

    " I couldn't even finish these short stories. Sadly I think Roddy Doyle is no longer interesting... although it is interesting what has happened to Ireland "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cora | 2/15/2014

    " In The Deportees and Other Stories, Roddy Doyle presents eight stories about the immigrant experience in contemporary Ireland. The stories were from a wide range of perspectives including a father confronting prejudice within himself, a high school boy confronting racism from authority, and a man asked to develop a test of how Irish perspective citizens are. The title story is a story about Jimmy Rabbitte, from Doyle's The Committments, once again putting together a band. I enjoyed reading these stories. Doyle tackled some serious issues, but always included humor. The characters were multidimensional and genuine. I would definitely like to read more from Doyle in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heather | 2/14/2014

    " Feckin' brilliant book of short stories from one of the best living authors. Thank you once again, Roddy Doyle, for your honest, perceptive, funny and hopeful writing. If you read The Committments, be sure to at least check out the story called The Deportees to see what happened to Jimmy Rabbitte! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kinga | 2/5/2014

    " A collection of short stories, originally written in 800 word chunks for Metro Eireann, a magazine. Each story focuses on an immigrant in Ireland, their experiences, encounters with the locals and the reaction of the locals to them. Each story is different and equally fantastic. "

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