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Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood By Frank McCourt

Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood
by Frank McCourt

In this memoir, Frank McCourt looks back with sadness and affection at his first 18 years growing up in New York and Ireland. The book combines stories of hunger, poverty and social deprivation with a celebration of the human spirit, laughter and human kindness.
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Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood Summary


McCourt's Pulitzer Prize winning look back at his childhood. "It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while..." Angela's Ashes is Frank McCourt's sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 30s and in Ireland in the 40s. It is a story of extreme hardship and suffering, in Brooklyn tenements and Limerick slums -- too many children, too little money, his mother Angela barely coping as his father Malachy's drinking bouts constantly brought the family to the brink of disaster. It is a story of courage and survival against apparently overwhelming odds. Written with the vitality and resonance of a work of fiction, and a remarkable absence of sentimentality, Angela's Ashes is imbued on every page with Frank McCourt's distinctive humour and compassion. Out of terrible circumstances, he has created a glorious book in the tradition of Ireland's literary masters, which bears all the marks of a great classic.

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Sku
GOR000394870
Title
Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Year published
Number of pages
352
ISBN 10
0002254433
ISBN 13
9780002254434
Prizes
Winner of Whitaker Platinum Book Award 2001 Winner of Best of the Bestsellers 1998 Winner of Pulitzer Prize Biography Category 1997 Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Biography 1997 Winner of Royal Society of Literature Award 1996
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