The Snapper by Roddy Doyle

The book is a humorous and poignant exploration of working-class Dublin life through the story of a young woman who becomes pregnant after a drunken night out. The narrative unfolds as she and her large, boisterous family come to terms with the impending arrival of the baby, referred to affectionately as "the snapper." The novel delves into themes of family dynamics, societal expectations, and the strength of community bonds as the protagonist navigates her pregnancy with resilience and the support of her endearingly flawed family. The story is celebrated for its authentic dialogue, rich characterization, and the warmth and wit with which it addresses serious issues.

The 6905th greatest book of all time


Published
1990
Nationality
Irish
Type
Fiction
Pages
216
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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