Cover of: Bullfighting | Roddy Doyle

Published by Viking in New York .

Written in English

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A collection of stories set in modern Ireland explores a theme of loss, from a man who remembers his early family life while taking daily prescribed walks to a father who considers the impact of his children"s pets.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementRoddy Doyle
LC ClassificationsPR6054.O95 B85 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination214 p. ;
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25002115M
ISBN 10067002287X
ISBN 109780670022878
LC Control Number2010053424

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