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J. P. Donleavy

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  • The Ginger Man | J. P. Donleavy

    The Ginger Man

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By J. P. Donleavy
    • Narrated By Patrick Moy
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    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Has not age well"
  • The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B | J. P. Donleavy

    The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By J. P. Donleavy
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
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    The New York Times Book Review called The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B, J. P. Donleavy's hilarious, bittersweet tale of a lost young man's existential odyssey, "a triumphant piece of writing, achieved with that total authority, total mastery which shows that a fine writer is fully extended...." In the years before and after World War II, Balthazar B is the world's last shy, elegant young man.

  • A Singular Man | J. P. Donleavy

    A Singular Man

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J. P. Donleavy
    • Narrated By Robert G Slade
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    Mysteriously rich and desperately lonely, George Smith appears to be under attack from all quarters. His former wife and four horrible children are suing to get his money, and someone is sending him threatening letters. Despite some very elaborate precautions, he remains worried. So he builds a mausoleum in which to live.

    Darryl says: "unique & talented & ribald with a touch of genius"
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