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  1. Beskrivelse

    "When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood."

    So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank's mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story.

    Perhaps it is a story that accounts for Frank's survival. Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig's head for Christmas dinner, and searching the pubs for his father, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance and remarkable forgiveness.

    Imbued with Frank McCourt's astounding humor and compassion -- and movingly read in his own voice --Angela's Ashes is a glorious audiobook that bears all the marks of a classic.

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  2. Yderligere info
    Udgivelsesdato:
    10-03-2009
    Sprog:
    Engelsk
    ISBN13:
    9780743581493
    Vægt:
    127 g
    Højde:
    19 mm
    Bredde:
    127 mm
    Længde:
    152 mm
    Mærkat:
    Lydbog, CD
    Målgruppe:
    For adult education
    Format:
    CD
    Udgave:
    Abridged
    • Bibliotekernes beskrivelse

      The author recounts his childhood in Depression-era Brooklyn as the child of Irish immigrants who decide to return to worse poverty in Ireland when his infant sister dies.

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