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Ginger Man

J. P. Donleavy

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Feckless, unwashed, charming, penurious Sebastian Balfe Dangerfield, Trinity College Law student, Irish American with an English Accent, maroon in the ould country and dreaming of dollars and ready women, stumbles from the public house to the pawnbrokers, murmuring delusive enticements in the ear of any girl who'll listen, in delirious search of freedom, wealth, and the recognition he feels is his due. Lyrical and ribald, illuminating, poignant and hugely entertaining, The Ginger Man is a work of authentic comic genius.

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Praise for Ginger Man

  • A triumph. - Guardian - 'Mr Donleavy's creation.has left a mark on a literary generation.'

  • #NAME? - 'Comic, dirty, and delightful. And one of those books which reveals its quality from the first line. The Ginger Man is the picaresque novel to stop th

  • Dorothy Parker

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J. P. Donleavy

J. P. Donleavy was born in New York City in 1926 and educated there andat Trinity College, Dublin. He wrote ten novels, two novellas and numerous non-fiction titles. Many of his novels have been adapted for the stage. J. P. Donleavy died in September 2017.