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Doyles tenth novel might be called The Dead Republic, but its vision of what Smart calls the green thing is as alive as any he has given us Independent on Sunday We last saw Henry Smart, his leg severed in an accident with a railway boxcar, crawl into the Utah desert to die only to be discovered by John Ford, whos there shooting his latest Western. The Dead Republic opens in 1951. Henry is returning to Ireland for the first time since his escape in 1922. With him are the stars of Fords latest film, John Wayne and Maureen OHara, and the famous director himself, who has tried to suck the soul out of Henry and turn it into Hollywood gold-dust. Ten years later Henry is in Dublin, working in Ratheen as a school caretaker. When he is caught in a bomb blast, he loses his leg for the second time. He is claimed as a hero, and before long Henry will discover he has other uses too, when the peace process begins in deadly secrecy This is Irelands most famous living writer tackling one of the most crucial periods in history Guardian There is lovely, brutal detail, as well as a grand swoop over the timeline of Ireland and America, just like the kind of film they just dont make anymore Financial Times

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Doyles tenth novel might be called The Dead Republic, but its vision of what Smart calls the green thing is as alive as any he has given us Independent on Sunday We last saw Henry Smart, his leg severed in an accident with a railway boxcar, crawl into the Utah desert to die only to be discovered by John Ford, whos there shooting his latest Western. The Dead Republic opens in 1951. Henry is returning to Ireland for the first time since his escape in 1922. With him are the stars of Fords latest film, John Wayne and Maureen OHara, and the famous director himself, who has tried to suck the soul out of Henry and turn it into Hollywood gold-dust. Ten years later Henry is in Dublin, working in Ratheen as a school caretaker. When he is caught in a bomb blast, he loses his leg for the second time. He is claimed as a hero, and before long Henry will discover he has other uses too, when the peace process begins in deadly secrecy This is Irelands most famous living writer tackling one of the most crucial periods in history Guardian There is lovely, brutal detail, as well as a grand swoop over the timeline of Ireland and America, just like the kind of film they just dont make anymore Financial Times
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Title Dead Republic Height 198 mm
Roddy Doyle Width 132 mm
ISBN-13 9780099546894 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0099546892 Spine Width
Publisher Vintage Books USA Pages 336
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