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J.P. Donleavy - The Gingerbread Man (2nd Hand Paperback)

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First published in Paris in 1955 and originally banned in America, J. P. Donleavy's first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic of the highest order.

Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J. P. Donleavy's wildly funny, picaresque classic novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American ne'er-do-well studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Dangerfield's appetite for women, liquor, and general roguishness is insatiable - and he satisfies it with endless charm.

Dorothy Parker called The Ginger Man "a rigadoon of rascality, a bawled-out comic song of sex." . . . how can you top that?

Pitch black Irish humour. A book that comes with hint of marmite.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Fiction - Humorous Fiction
  • Published : 1955 (This Edition 1996 - Abacus)
  • ISBN : 9780349108759
  • SKU : B002222
  • PPC : SP300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"A fantastic read if you are capable of suspending judgment and enjoying a deeply flawed character who changes little but still somehow charms." - Goodreads Review.

The Author

James Patrick Donleavy was an American-Irish novelist, short story writer and playwright. His best-known work is the novel The Ginger Man, which was initially banned for obscenity.