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Jimmy Rabbitte is back. The man who invented the Commitments back in the eighties is now forty-seven, with a loving wife, four 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 for their resurrected singles and albums.

On his path through Dublin he meets two of the Commitments - Outspan, whose own illness is probably terminal, and Imelda Quirk, still as gorgeous as ever. He is reunited with his long-lost brother 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: four middle-aged men at Ireland's hottest rock festival watching Jimmy's son Marvin's band Moanin' at Midnight pretending to be Bulgarian and playing a song called 'I'm Going to Hell' that apparently hasn't been heard since 1932.... Why? You'll have to listen to The Guts to find out.

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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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-224-09833-0 / 978-0-224-09833-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Audio Editions

January 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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January 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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August 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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August 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

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