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Smile

(2017)
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From the author of the Booker Prize winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, a bold, haunting novel about the uncertainty of memory and how we contend with the past.

Just moved into a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and a pink shirt comes over and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from secondary school. His name is Fitzpatrick.

Victor dislikes him on sight, dislikes, too, the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers. He prompts other memories - of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor's own small claim to fame, as the man who would say the unsayable on the radio. But it's the memories of school, and of one particular brother, that Victor cannot control and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity.

Smile has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humor, the superb evocation of adolescence, but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. When you finish the last minute, you will have been challenged to reevaluate everything you think you remember so clearly.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 2018 : UK Hardback

Title: Smile
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-78541-510-7 / 978-1-78541-510-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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January 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Smile
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-4328-4528-4 / 978-1-4328-4528-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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September 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Smile
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-911214-75-6 / 978-1-911214-75-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Smile: A Novel
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-7352-2444-7 / 978-0-7352-2444-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Smile
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-78541-516-6 / 978-1-78541-516-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Smile: A Novel
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-7352-2446-3 / 978-0-7352-2446-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Smile
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-78470-635-3 / 978-1-78470-635-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Smile
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-911214-76-4 / 978-1-911214-76-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Smile
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-7352-7314-6 / 978-0-7352-7314-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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November 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: Smile
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-4450-6907-5 / 978-1-4450-6907-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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November 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: Smile
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-4450-6908-3 / 978-1-4450-6908-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Smile: A Novel
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Smile
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Smile
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Smile
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
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September 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Smile
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September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Smile
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
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October 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Smile: A Novel
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Penguin Books
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September 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Smile
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
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Title: Smile
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Publisher: Vintage Digital
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