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Author: Roddy Doyle  

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A brilliantly warm, witty and moving portrait of our pandemic lives, told in ten heart-rending short stories

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A brilliantly warm, witty and moving portrait of our pandemic lives, told in ten heart-rending short stories

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A brilliantly warm, witty and moving portrait of our pandemic lives, told in ten heart-rending short stories A GUARDIAN BOOK TO LOOK OUT FOR THIS AUTUMN A brilliantly warm, witty and moving portrait of our pandemic lives, told in ten heart-rending short stories Love and marriage. Children and family. Death and grief. Life touches everyone the same. But living under lockdown, it changes us alone. In these ten, beautifully moving short stories mostly written over the last year, Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle paints a collective portrait of our strange times. A man abroad wanders the stag-and-hen-strewn streets of Newcastle, as news of the virus at home asks him to question his next move. An exhausted nurse struggles to let go, having lost a much-loved patient in isolation. A middle-aged son, barred from his mother's funeral, wakes to an oncoming hangover of regret. Told with Doyle's signature warmth, wit and extraordinary eye for the richness that underpins the quiet of our lives, Life Without Children cuts to the heart of how we are all navigating loss, loneliness, and the shifting of history underneath our feet. 'A quietly devastating collection of short stories that brilliantly portrays the pervasive sense of hopelessness that immobilised us during the dog days of Covid' Sunday Times

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About the Author

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of eleven acclaimed novels including The Commitments , The Snapper , The Van and Smile , two collections of short stories, and Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha .

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Publisher
Vintage Publishing | Jonathan Cape Ltd
Published
7th October 2021
Pages
192
ISBN
9781787333581
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