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The Guts

(2013)
A novel by

 
Jimmy Rabbitte of The Commitments returns in the triumphant new novel from the Booker Prize-winning author.

The distinct wit and lively, authentic dialogue that are the hallmarks of Roddy Doyle's fiction are on a full display as he reintroduces Jimmy Rabbitte in this follow-up to his beloved debut novel, The Commitments.

In the 1980s Jimmy Rabbitte formed the Commitments, a ragtag, blue-collar collective of Irish youths determined to bring the soul music stylings of James Brown and Percy Sledge to Dublin. Time proves a great equalizer for Jimmy as he's now approaching 50 with a loving wife, four kids, and a recent cancer diagnosis that leaves him feeling shattered and frightened.

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 for their resurrected albums. As he battles his illness on his path through Dublin, Jimmy manages to reconnect with his own past, most notably Commitments guitarist Liam "Outspan" Foster and the still-beautiful backup vocalist Imelda Quirk. Jimmy also learns the trumpet, reunites with his long-lost brother, and rediscovers the joys of fatherhood.

An immensely funny and poignant novel, The Guts captures friendship, family, the power of music, the specter of death, and the zeal for life. Jimmy Rabbitte of The Commitments returns in the triumphant new novel from the Booker Prize-winning author.

 
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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
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
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
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
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Guts
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-14-312609-1 / 978-0-14-312609-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

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

Kindle Editions

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