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    Description" "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.


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    Title
    Angela's Ashes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frank McCourt, Read by Frank McCourt
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743581493
    ISBN 10: 0743581490
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY, RELI/CATHOL, APPR/AWARD
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND
    Libri: ENGM1090, HOER2005, HOER2010
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/IRISH, CHRN/ERLY20
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51600
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    Ingram Subject Code: KA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 929.20899162
    DC22: 929/.2/0899162073
    LC classification: E184.I6 .M117 1999
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
    Publication date
    10 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Riverside
    Review quote
    Malcom Jones, Jr. "Newsweek" It is only the best storyteller who can so beguile his readers that he leaves them wanting more when he's done. With "Angela's Ashes, " McCourt proves himself one of the very best.