Pat had been best friends with Joe Murphy since they were kids. But years ago they had a fight. A big one, and they haven’t spoken since --- till the day before Joe’s funeral.
What? On the day before his funeral Joe would be dead, wouldn’t he?
Yes, he would…
Roddy Doyle’s first book for the Quick Reads programme to support adult literacy is fast, funny and just a tiny bit spooky.
A fast, funny, spooky tale.
A fast paced, often funny, cautionary tale, it is a story about the mistakes we make that will forever return to haunt us.
A cracking little tale.
Surreal, light-hearted and with a surprising conclusion, it manages to do a lot in a very simple way.
Dublin-born Roddy Doyle joins Alex Clark to discuss his new book, Smile, and the real life experiences that influenced his writing