Roddy Doyle -Cancelled
***Please note: This event has been cancelled***
Booker Prize-winning novelist Roddy Doyle’s new book, Smile, is bold, haunting, and asks questions about memory – what we remember, what we think we remember and how we contend with the past. Victor Forde is alone for the first time in years. He goes to a pub every night for a drink. One night, however, a man comes in. His name is Fitzpatrick and seems to remember Victor from school. Victor doesn’t know Fitzpatrick and dislikes Fitzpatrick immediately, but the remembrances of his old schoolmate bring up other memories for Victor- those of his wife, of Forde’s brief fame, and of one brother who threatens to destroy Victor’s sanity.
Doyle, author of Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha, brings the things he’s most famous for to his new book – razor-sharp dialogue, humor, and the evocation of adolescence.