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Angela's Ashes - Large Print Edition

Angela's Ashes - Large Print Edition - 99 edition

Angela's Ashes - Large Print Edition - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9781568959634

ISBN10: 156895963X

Angela
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing, Inc.
Published:
International: No
Angela

ISBN13: 9781568959634

ISBN10: 156895963X

Edition: 99

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Summary

So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank's mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy -- exasperating, irresponsible and beguiling -- does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Frank lives for his father's tales of Cuchulain, who saved Ireland, and of the Angel on the Seventh Step, who brings his mother babies.

Perhaps it is story that accounts for Frank's survival. Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig's head for Christmas dinner and gathering coal from the roadside to light a fire, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors -- yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance and remarkable forgiveness.

Angela's Ashes, imbued on every page with Frank McCourt's astounding humor and compassion, is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic.