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The Guts

(2013)
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A triumphant return to the characters of Booker Prize-winning writer Roddy Doyle's breakout first novel, The Commitments, now older, wiser, up against cancer and midlife.
Jimmy Rabbitte is back. The man who invented The Commitments back in the 1980s is now 47, with a loving wife, 4 kids...and bowel cancer. He isn't dying, he thinks, but he might be.
Jimmy still loves his music, and he still loves to hustle--his new thing is finding old bands and then finding the people who loved them enough to pay money online for their resurrected singles and albums. On his path through Dublin, between chemo and work, he meets two of the Commitments--Outspan Foster, whose own illness is probably terminal, and Imelda Quirk, still as gorgeous as ever. He is reunited with his long-lost brother, Les, and learns to play the trumpet...
This warm, funny novel is about friendship and family, about facing death and opting for life. It climaxes in one of the great passages in Roddy Doyle's fiction: 4 middle-aged men at Ireland's hottest rock festival watching Jimmy's son's band, Moanin' at Midnight, pretending to be Bulgarian and playing a song called "I'm Goin' to Hell" that apparently hasn't been heard since 1932... Why? You'll have to read The Guts to find out.

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Used availability for Roddy Doyle's The Guts


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Hardback Editions

August 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-7531-9292-6 / 978-0-7531-9292-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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April 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Guts (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviews' Choice)
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-4104-6790-2 / 978-1-4104-6790-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-670-01643-8 / 978-0-670-01643-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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August 2013 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-224-09832-2 / 978-0-224-09832-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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August 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-345-80805-3 / 978-0-345-80805-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-7531-9293-4 / 978-0-7531-9293-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-14-312609-1 / 978-0-14-312609-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-09-958713-0 / 978-0-09-958713-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-345-80806-1 / 978-0-345-80806-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-224-09833-0 / 978-0-224-09833-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

January 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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August 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Guts: A Novel
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Penguin Books
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August 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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August 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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