Angela's ashes: a memoir

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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. "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.
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Grouped Work ID 898d094c-bf22-d8f4-6022-d7e9f1a3a23e
Full title angela s ashes a memoir
Author mccourt frank
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subject_facet Audiobooks (CD), Irish Americans -- Biography, Irish Americans -- Biography -- Audiobooks (CD), Irish Americans -- Ireland -- Limerick -- Biography, Irish Americans -- Ireland -- Limerick -- Biography -- Audiobooks (CD), Limerick (Ireland) -- Biography -- Audiobooks (CD), Limerick (Limerick, Ireland) -- Biography, McCourt family, McCourt, Frank -- Family
title_display Angela's ashes : a memoir
title_full Angela's ashes : [sound recording] : a memoir / by Frank McCourt, Angela's ashes : a memoir / Frank McCourt
title_short Angela's ashes :
title_sub a memoir
topic_facet Audiobooks (CD), Family, Irish Americans, McCourt family, McCourt, Frank