About the Book
The Barrytown Trilogy, published by Vintage, brings Roddy Doyle’s three acclaimed novels featuring the unforgettable Rabbitte family together in one volume.
- The Commitments (1987) charts the rise (and even more rapid fall) of Jimmy Rabbitte’s soul band and their bid for stardom in 1980s Dublin.
- The Snapper (1990) centres on the speculation around Sharon Rabbitte’s pregnancy and
- The Van (1991) follows Jimmy Rabbitte Senior and his pal Bimbo as they attempt to cash in on Ireland’s legendary adventures at the 1990 World Cup.
About the Author
Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of eleven acclaimed novels including The Commitments, The Snapper, and The Van, two collections of short stories, Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents, and most recently, The Guts. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.
Published by Vintage.