The Resource Smile, by Roddy Doyle

Smile, by Roddy Doyle

Label
Smile
Title
Smile
Statement of responsibility
by Roddy Doyle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
--Victor? I looked up when I heard when I heard my name but I couldn't see a thing. I was sitting near the open door and the light coming through was a solid sheet between me and whoever had spoken. My eyes were watering a bit - they did that. I often felt that they were melting slowly in my head. --Am I right? It was a man. My own age, judging by the shape, the black block he was making in front of me now, and the slight rattle of middle age in his voice. I put the cover over the screen of my iPad. I'd been looking at my wife's Facebook page. I could see him now. There were two men on the path outside, smoking, and they'd stood together in the way of the sun. I didn't know him. --Yes, I said. --I thought so, he said.--Jesus. For fuck sake. I didn't know what to do. --It must be - fuckin' - forty years, he said.--Thirty-seven or -eight, anyway. You haven't changed enough, Victor. It's not fair, so it isn't. Mind if I join you? I don't want to interrupt anything. He sat on a stool in front of me. --Just say and I'll fuck off. Our knees almost touched. He was wearing shorts, the ones with the pockets on the sides for shotgun shells and dead rabbits. --Victor Foreman, he said. --Forde. --That's right, he said.--Forde. I had no idea who he was. Thirty-eight years, he'd said; we'd have known each other in secondary school. But I couldn't see a younger version of this man. I didn't like him. I knew that, immediately
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doyle, Roddy
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6054.O95
LC item number
S63 2018
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print reviewer's choice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memory
  • High schools
  • Strangers
  • Wives
  • Small cities
  • High schools
  • Memory
  • Small cities
  • Strangers
  • Wives
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Label
Smile, by Roddy Doyle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004206295
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
297 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432845285
Lccn
2017044176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1004206295
  • (Sirsi) a2024455
Label
Smile, by Roddy Doyle
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004206295
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
297 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432845285
Lccn
2017044176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1004206295
  • (Sirsi) a2024455

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