Angela's Ashes (The Frank McCourt Memoirs)

By: McCourt, Frank

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" "When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.""
So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank's mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy-- exasperating, irresponsible and beguiling-- does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Frank lives for his father's tales of Cuchulain, who saved Ireland, and of the Angel on the Seventh Step, who brings his mother babies.
Perhaps it is story that accounts for Frank's survival. Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig's head for Christmas dinner and gathering coal from the roadside to light a fire, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors--yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance and remarkable forgiveness.
"Angela's Ashes," imbued on every page with Frank McCourt's astounding humor and compassion, is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic.

Title: Angela's Ashes (The Frank McCourt Memoirs)

Author Name: McCourt, Frank

Categories: General,

Publisher: Scribner:

ISBN Number: 0684874350

ISBN Number 13: 9780684874357

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0684874350Z2

Description: 0684874350 OVER 40 IN STOCK 6/2/17 WE HAVE NUMEROUS COPIES. HARDCOVER. Dust jacket included. Light to moderate wear to cover/edges/corners. School markings and writing on/inside covers. Binding and cover solidly connected.