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The Deportees

The Deportees

(2007)
A collection of stories by

 
For the past few years, Roddy Doyle has been writing stories for "Metro Eireann", a newspaper started by, and aimed at, immigrants to Ireland. Each of the stories took a new slant on the immigrant experience, something of increasing relevance and importance in today's Ireland. The stories range from "Guess Who's Coming to the Dinner", where a father who prides himself on his open-mindedness when his daughters talk about sex, is forced to confront his feelings when one of them brings home a black fella, to a terrifying ghost story, "The Pram", in which a Polish nanny grows impatient with her charge's older sisters and decides - in a phrase she has learnt - to 'scare them shitless'. Most of the stories are very funny - in "'57 per cent Irish" Ray Brady tries to devise a test of Irishness by measuring reactions to Robbie Keane's goal against Germany in the 2002 World Cup, Riverdance and "Danny Boy" - others deeply moving. And best of all, in the title story itself, Jimmy Rabbitte, the man who formed The Commitments, decides it's time to find a new band, and this time no White Irish need apply. Multicultural to a fault, "The Deportees" specialise not in soul music this time, but the songs of Woody Guthrie.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Deportees: And Other Stories (Thorndike Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1410407187 / 9781410407184 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Deportees: and Other Stories
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0670018457 / 9780670018451 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: The Deportees: and Other Stories
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0676979114 / 9780676979114 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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September 2007 : UK Hardback
Title: The Deportees
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 022408061X / 9780224080613 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

May 2009 : Paperback
Title: The Deportees (in Danish)
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 8770556121 / 9788770556125
Publisher: People'sPress
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Deportees: And Other Stories
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0143114883 / 9780143114888 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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September 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: The Deportees: and Other Stories
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0676979122 / 9780676979121 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Deportees
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0099507056 / 9780099507055 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Deportees
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0099526557 / 9780099526551 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: The Deportees
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0224080628 / 9780224080620 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

January 2011 : USA Audible edition
Title: The Deportees
Author(s): Roddy Doyle

Publisher: Random House AUDIO GO
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

December 2008 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Deportees
Author(s): Roddy Doyle

Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2008 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Deportees: and Other Stories
Author(s): Roddy Doyle

Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   

 


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