Angela's ashes: a memoir

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Publisher:
Simon & Schuster,
Pub. Date:
1999.
Language:
English
Description
A beautifully written memoir full of Irish wit and pathos, making it stand out among the garden variety of youthful reminisces. Let's face it, a bad childhood is more interesting and McCourt had it in spades. He was born in Brooklyn, but his family went back to Ireland where he grew up on the dole exacerbated by alcoholism (his father's), near starvation, beatings by the schoolmasters, and a brief respite in clinic where he discovered Shakespeare. All of this would be merely stereotype in less capable hands, but McCourt's mastery of language manages to make us understand the gentleness, forgiveness, and humor that accompanies misery and enables its protagonists to survive with dignity. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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ISBN:
9780684872179
9780684842677
068484267
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.9, 23 Points
Lexile measure:
1110L
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