Angela's ashes : a memoir of a childhood / Frank McCourt.
By: McCourt, Frank.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Flamingo, 1998Description: 426 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0007205236 (pbk.) :; 000649840X (pbk.).Subject(s): McCourt family | McCourt, Frank -- Family | Irish Americans -- Biography | Irish Americans -- Ireland -- Limerick -- Biography | Limerick (Ireland) -- Biography | Ireland -- Social life and customs -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 920.0092916073
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
<p>Stunning reissue of the phenomenal worldwide bestseller: Frank McCourt's sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 30s and in Ireland in the 40s.</p> <p>It is a story of extreme hardship and suffering, in Brooklyn tenements and Limerick slums - too many children, too little money, his mother Angela barely coping as his father Malachy's drinking bouts constantly brings the family to the brink of disaster. It is a story of courage and survival against apparently overwhelming odds.</p> <p>Written with the vitality and resonance of a work of fiction, and with a remarkable absence of sentimentality, 'Angela's Ashes' is imbued on every page with Frank McCourt's distinctive humour and compassion. Out of terrible circumstances, he has created a glorious book in the tradition of Ireland's literary masters, which bears all the marks of a great classic.</p>
Prev. ed. published: London : HarperCollins, 1996.