Paula Spencer Paperback / softback
by Roddy Doyle
Ten years on from The Woman Who Walked into Doors, Booker Prize-winning author, Roddy Doyle, returns to one of his greatest characters, Paula Spencer. Paula Spencer is turning forty-eight, and hasn't had a drink for four months and five days.
Her youngest children, Jack and Leanne, are still living with her.
They're grand kids, but she worries about Leanne. Paula still works as a cleaner, but all the others doing the job seem to come from Eastern Europe.
You can get a cappuccino in the cafe and the checkout girls are all Nigerian.
Ireland is certainly changing, but then so too is Paula - dry, and determined to put her family back together again. `A phenomenally rewarding read... Could not be bettered in its depiction of the minutiae of the life of a recovering alcoholic: relentless, trivial, terrified' Observer
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/07/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099501374
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