A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including very minimal scuff marks and creasing, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.
"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.
While his teachers battle over modernisation, and Ruprecht attempts to open a portal into a parallel universe, Skippy, in the name of love, is heading for a showdown – in the form of a fatal doughnut-eating race that only one person will survive. This unlikely tragedy will explode Seabrook's century-old complacency and bring all kinds of secrets into the light, until teachers and pupils alike discover that the fragile lines dividing past from present, love from betrayal – and even life from death – have become almost impossible to read . . .
'Hilarious, touching and tragic...Murray is the voice of a generation' -- Grazia
'Paul Murray's outrageously enjoyable, bittersweet Skippy Dies is an Irish boarding school comedy to savour' -- The Guardian
'An utterly engrossing read' -- Elle magazine
'Skippy Dies is a must-read for 2010, likely to establish the arrival of a strong voice in Irish fiction' -- The Irish Times"
Paperback | 672 pages
134 x 215 x 45mm | 585g
01 Oct 2010
Penguin Books Ltd
Hamish Hamilton Ltd
London, United Kingdom