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Skippy Dies

by Paul Murray

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2010.

Costa Book Awards 2010 Judges' comment:
"Profound, challenging and shocking - a generous romp with a tender heart.  Murray does a tremendous job of penetrating the adolescent psyche."

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Skippy Dies Synopsis

Ruprecht Van Doren is an overweight genius whose hobbies include very difficult maths and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. Daniel 'Skippy' Juster is his roommate. In the grand old Dublin institution that is Seabrook College for Boys, nobody pays either of them much attention. But when Skippy falls for Lori, the frisbee-playing Siren from the girls' school next door, suddenly all kinds of people take an interest - including Carl, part-time drug-dealer and official school psychopath ...A tragic comedy of epic sweep and dimension, Skippy Dies scours the corners of the human heart and wrings every drop of pathos, humour and hopelessness out of life, love, Robert Graves, mermaids, M-theory, and everything in between.

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ISBN: 9780141009957
Publication date: 07/04/2011
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780241144978
Publication date: 04/02/2010
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241144978
Publication date: 4th February 2010
Author: Paul Murray
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 672 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Paul Murray

Paul Murray was born in 1975. He studied English literature at Trinity College in Dublin. He has a Masters degree in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. Paul was a former bookseller and his first novel, An Evening of Long Goodbyes, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize in 2003 and was nominated for the Kerry Irish Fiction Award.

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