Skippy Dies

Skippy Dies

C format

Paperback (04 Feb 2010) | English

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Synopsis

Ruprecht Van Doren is an overweight genius whose hobbies include very difficult maths and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. Daniel 'Skippy' Juster is his roommate. In the grand old Dublin institution that is Seabrook College for Boys, nobody pays either of them much attention. But when Skippy falls for Lori, the frisbee-playing Siren from the girls' school next door, suddenly all kinds of people take an interest - including Carl, part-time drug-dealer and official school psychopath . . .

A tragic comedy of epic sweep and dimension, Skippy Dies scours the corners of the human heart and wrings every drop of pathos, humour and hopelessness out of life, love, Robert Graves, mermaids, M-theory, and everything in between.

About the Publisher

Hamish Hamilton

Hamish Hamilton

The first ten paperback Penguin books appeared in 1935 costing 6d each (the price of a packet of cigarettes). Since then the Penguin list has developed enormously, but still aims to bring the best writing to the widest possible audience. Penguin Paperbacks now range from Booker Prize-winning contemporary authors, to mass market bestsellers, with successful history, biography and general non-fiction as well.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241144978
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
Pub date:
Edition: C format
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 659
Weight: 585g
Height: 216mm
Width: 135mm
Spine width: 36mm