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The Commitments by Roddy Doyle

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Commitments by Roddy Doyle

In the first volume of the Barrytown Trilogy, Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, introduces The Commitments, a group of fame-starved, working-class Irish youths with a paradoxical passion for the music of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding and a mission—to bring Soul to Dublin. Doyle writes about the band with a fan’s enthusiasm and about Dublin with a native’s cheerful knowingness. His book captures all the shadings of the rock experience: ambition, greed, and egotism—ans the redeeming, exhilarating joy of making music. The Commitments is one of the most engaging and believable novels about rock’n’roll ever written, a book whose brashness and originality have won it mainstream acclaim and underground cachet.

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Date:
May 28
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Venue

Kansas City Irish Center
19 W. Linwood
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
Phone:
816-474-3848