Angela's Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood

By: McCourt, Frank

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363 pages. Tanned pages. Multiple copies of this title available. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood," writes Frank McCourt in Angela's Ashes. "Worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." Welcome, then, to the pinnacle of the miserable Irish Catholic childhood. Born in Brooklyn in 1930 to recent Irish immigrants Malachy and Angela McCourt, Frank grew up in Limerick after his parents returned to Ireland because of poor prospects in America. It turns out that prospects weren't so great back in the old country either--not with Malachy for a father. A chronically unemployed and nearly unemployable alcoholic, he appears to be the model on which many of our more insulting cliches about drunken Irish manhood are based. Mix in abject poverty and frequent death and illness and you have all the makings of a truly difficult early life. Fortunately, in McCourt's able hands it also has all the makings for a compelling memoir. Quantity Available: 4. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0002558122. ISBN/EAN: 9780002558129. Inventory No: 07110296. Paperback

Title: Angela's Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood

Author: McCourt, Frank

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 1996

ISBN Number: 0002558122

ISBN Number 13: 9780002558129

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

kg: 0.56 kg

Seller ID: 07110296

Keywords: BZDB5 Biography & Autobiography; Angela's Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood Paperback,