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Título: Skippy Dies-SIGNED, DATED & LOCATED
Editorial: Hamish Hamilton
Año de publicación: 2010
Encuadernación: Soft cover
Condición del libro: Fine
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Edición: 1st Edition
Fine copy of the three volume issue, which predates the one volume issue. The three individual books are in fine condiiton and are unread. The fragile card box which houses the books is in very good condition with just one hidden crease. Now very scarce in this condition. The book was shortlisted for the Booker and Costa Prizes and received excellent reviews on publication. Signed, dated and Located (Hay Festival May 31st 2010) to the title page of volume one. N° de ref. de la librería 002140
Why does Skippy, a fourteen-year-old boy at Dublin?s venerable Seabrook College, end up dead on the floor of the local doughnut shop?
Could it have something to do with his friend Ruprecht Van Doren, an overweight genius who is determined to open a portal into a parallel universe using ten-dimensional string theory?
Could it involve Carl, the teenage drug dealer and borderline psychotic who is Skippy?s rival in love?
Or could ?the Automator??the ruthless, smooth-talking headmaster intent on modernizing the school?have something to hide?
Why Skippy dies and what happens next is the subject of this dazzling and uproarious novel, unraveling a mystery that links the boys of Seabrook College to their parents and teachers in ways nobody could have imagined. With a cast of characters that ranges from hip-hop-loving fourteen-year-old Eoin ?MC Sexecutioner? Flynn to basketballplaying midget Philip Kilfether, packed with questions and answers on everything from Ritalin, to M-theory, to bungee jumping, to the hidden meaning of the poetry of Robert Frost, Skippy Dies is a heartfelt, hilarious portrait of the pain, joy, and occasional beauty of adolescence, and a tragic depiction of a world always happy to sacrifice its weakest members. As the twenty-first century enters its teenage years, this is a breathtaking novel from a young writer who will come to define his generation.
'Outrageously enjoyable, bittersweet . . . an Irish boarding school comedy to savour' --Guardian
'A blast of a book . . . big, generous, heartfelt, funny and sad' --Irish Times
'Hilarious, touching and tragic. Murray is the voice of a generation' --Grazia
'A triumph . . . brimful of wit and narrative energy' --Sunday Times
'Gigantic, marvellous, witty, heartbreaking. The writing is second to none, the banter between the boys brilliant'
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