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The Ginger Man Audiobook

The Ginger Man

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First published in Paris in 1955 and originally banned in America, J. P. Donleavy's first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic of the highest order. Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J. P. Donleavy's wildly funny, picaresque classic novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American ne'er-do-well studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Dangerfield's appetite for women, liquor, and general roguishness is insatiable - and he satisfies it with endless charm.

©1955, 1958, 1965 J. P. Donleavy (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Lusty, violent, wildly funny... The Ginger Man is the picaresque novel to stop them all." (Dorothy Parker, Esquire)

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    Amazon Customer Manchester, NH United States 01-18-16
    Amazon Customer Manchester, NH United States 01-18-16 Member Since 2014

    I'm a forensic psychologist living in Portsmouth NH.

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    I loved this book in college. It was well written and the main characters (well, the men anyway) were so anarchistic. Drinking, brawling, womanizing...at the time it seemed so compelling. Now, 40 years later, I gave it another try. It did not age well. For one thing, the main character is abusive and exploits the women in his life and you can't help but wonder what they ever saw in him. I could go on, but times change and misogyny just isn't amusing anymore.

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