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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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June 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Deportees And Other Stories (Thorndike Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-4104-0718-7 / 978-1-4104-0718-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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January 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Deportees: and Other Stories
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-670-01845-7 / 978-0-670-01845-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Deportees: and Other Stories
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-676-97911-4 / 978-0-676-97911-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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September 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Deportees
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-224-08061-X / 978-0-224-08061-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

December 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Deportees: And Other Stories
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-14-311488-3 / 978-0-14-311488-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Deportees: and Other Stories
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-676-97912-2 / 978-0-676-97912-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Deportees
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-09-950705-6 / 978-0-09-950705-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Deportees
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-09-952655-7 / 978-0-09-952655-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Deportees
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-224-08062-8 / 978-0-224-08062-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Audio Editions

January 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Deportees
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Random House AUDIO GO
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January 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Deportees
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Random House AUDIO GO
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December 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Deportees
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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January 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Deportees: and Other Stories
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Penguin Books
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