Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Book - 1994
Average Rating:
2
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
Paddy Clarke, a ten-year-old boy who longs to be a missionary, experiences life's joys and setbacks--specifically his ma and da's fights--as he grows up in Liffey, Ireland, in the late 1960s. By the author of The Van. Winner of the Booker Prize.

Blackwell North Amer
It is 1968. Patrick Clarke is ten. He loves George Best, Geronimo, and the smell of his hot water bottle. He hates zoos, kissing, and the boys from the Corporation houses. He can't stand his little brother Sinbad. He wants to be a missionary like Father Damien, and he coerces the McCarthy twins and Willy Hancock into playing lepers. He never picks the scabs off his knees before they're ready.
Kevin is his best friend. Their names are all over Barrytown, written with sticks in wet cement. They play football, knickknack, jumping to the bottom of the sea. They shoplift. Robbing Football Monthly means four million years in purgatory. But a good confession before you died and you'd go straight to heaven.
Paddy wants to know why no one jumped in for him when Charles Leavy had been going to kill him. He wants to stop his da arguing with his ma. He's confused: he sees everything, but he understands less and less.

Baker
& Taylor

Paddy Clarke, a ten-year-old boy who longs to be a missionary, experienes life's joys and setbacks--specifically his parent's fights--as he grows up in the north of Liffey, Ireland, in the late 1960s

Publisher: New York : Viking, 1994, c1993.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780670853458
0670853453
Branch Call Number: DOY
Characteristics: 282 p. ; 23 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

SkycycleX2 Feb 25, 2013

This is an excellent read. Doyle captures childhood and a young boy's thoughts and rhythms so specifically and truly that, even though it's an Irish boyhood, I felt like he captured my essence as a boy. I loved this book.

g
GerryAdams
Mar 11, 2011

Young boys
Did not read

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number
  Loading...

Find it at OPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top