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The Commitments

The Commitments

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In the first volume of the Barrytown Trilogy, Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, introduces The Commitments, a group of fame-starved, working-class Irish youths with a paradoxical passion for the music of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding and a mission—to bring Soul to Dublin. Doyle writes about the band with a fan’s enthusiasm and about Dublin with a native’s cheerful knowingness. His book captures all the shadings of the rock experience: ambition, greed, and egotism—ans the redeeming, exhilarating joy of making music. The Commitments is one of the most engaging and believable novels about rock’n’roll ever written, a book whose brashness and originality have won it mainstream acclaim and underground cachet.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage; First Edition (July 17, 1989)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 165 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0679721746
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0679721741
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6.8 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.17 x 0.46 x 7.95 inches