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The commitments

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Vintage Books,
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1989, c1987.
1st Vintage contemporaries ed.
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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subject_facet Bands (Music) -- Fiction, Dublin (Ireland) -- Fiction, Musical fiction, Soul musicians -- Fiction
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title_short The commitments
topic_facet Bands (Music), Musical fiction, Soul musicians