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The Snapper Snapper stands for a baby child kid which is the main matter of the book The story evolves around the pregnancy of the main character But to snap means you change moods very easily beeause of the hormonal changes during a pregnancy This book was first printed in 1990 Roddy Doyle was born in 1958 in Dublin and has grown up there in Kilbarrack to be precise Kilbarrack is a suburb in the north of Dublin close to the sea He was a Geography and English teacher there and thus stayed in touch with all generations of his neighbourhood He loves that part of town and knows that inside the aggressive foul mouthed drunken eejits there is more often than not a heart of gold At one point Doyle felt that the only way to express his true love and sympathy for the suffering people around them was to write about them His first book The Commitments was made into a very succesful movie by Alan Parker and it helped to establish Roddy Doyles reputation as a writer of best- The Woman Who Walked into Doors 1996 lts a novel about a working-class family which has to deal with the -Sharon a girl being pregnant and giving birth to a child of a married man from the -George Burgess the father of Sharons child -Jimmy jr Sharons brother who has decided to be a famous discjockey -Tracy Linda twins Darren and Les the rest of Sharons brothers and sisters -Yvonne Jackie and Mary these are the best friends of Sharon with whom she spends quite a lot of their time and money in a pub getting pissed drunk -Paddy Bertie and Bimbo the pals of Jimmy sr The story is built up very simple it is told chronologically The setting like most of Doyles work is a suburb exactly like the one he lives in himself He calls it Barrytown and it
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