Paula Spencer (Paperback)

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"Pure, undiluted pleasure" ("The Washington Post") from Booker Prize- winning author Roddy Doyle
Roddy Doyle 's beautifully wrought tale revisits the Dublin housewife-heroine of his earlier acclaimed novel, "The Woman Who Walked Into Doors." Paula is now forty-seven, her abusive husband is long dead, and it's been four months and five days since she's had a drink. She cleans offices to get by and lives from paycheck to paycheck. But as she manages to get through each day sober, she begins to piece her life back together and to resurrect her family. Told with the unmistakable wit of Doyle's unique voice, this is a redemptive tale about a brave and tenacious woman.

About the Author

RODDY DOYLE worked for fourteen years as an English and Geography teacher at Greendale Community School, in Kilbarrack, North Dublin. He achieved widespread recognition when his novel "The Commitments "(1987) was made into a motion picture in 1991. Doyle's novel "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha" won the Booker Prize, Britain's highest literary award in 1993.

Praise For…

"An extraordinary story about an ordinary life."

"Brilliant . . . And Paula, as she patches a self together from remnants, emerges as an inspiring heroine."
-The New Yorker

"Beautifully nuanced and sweetly populist."
-USA Today

"A tale of ultimate personal struggle, and told superbly."
-The Wall Street Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780143112730
ISBN-10: 0143112732
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: January 2008
Pages: 280
Language: English