Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

Life without children, stories, Roddy Doyle - hardcover

"A brilliantly warm and witty portrait of our pandemic lives, told in ten heartrending short stories, from the Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Love and marriage. Children and family. Death and grief. Life touches everyone the same. But living under lockdown, it changes us alone. In these ten beautifully moving short stories written mostly over the last year, Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle paints a collective portrait of our strange times. A man abroad wanders the stag-and-hen-strewn streets of Newcastle, as news of the virus at home asks him to question his next move. An exhausted nurse struggles to let go, having lost a much-loved patient in isolation. A middle-aged son, barred from his mother's funeral, wakes to an oncoming hangover of regret. Told with Doyle's signature warmth, wit, and extraordinary eye for the richness that underpins the quiet of our lives, Life Without Children cuts to the heart of how we are all navigating loss, loneliness, and the shifting of history underneath our feet"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Box Sets -- The Curfew -- Life Without Children -- Gone -- Nurse -- Masks -- The Charger -- The Funeral -- Worms -- The Five Lamps
Literary Form
First United States edition.
"First published in hardcover in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Penguin Random House Ltd, London, in 2021"--Title page verso
Physical Description
177 pages, 22 cm

Library Locations

  • Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

    14 Union Street, South Hamilton, MA, 01982, US