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The Last Roundup Series

Roddy Doyle
A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle
Oh, Play That Thing by Roddy Doyle
The Dead Republic by Roddy Doyle

The Last Roundup Series : Titles in Order

Book 3
The triumphant conclusion to the trilogy that began with A Star Called Henry 

Watch for Roddy Doyle’s new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017

Henry Smart is back. It is 1946, and Henry has crawled into the desert of Utah’s Monument Valley to die. He’s stumbled onto a film set though, and ends up in Hollywood collaborating with John Ford on a script based on his life. Eventually, Henry finds himself back in Ireland, where he becomes a custodian, and meets up with a woman who may or may not be his long-lost wife. After being injured in a political bombing in Dublin, the secret of his rebel past comes out, and Henry is a national hero. Or are his troubles just beginning? Raucous, colorful, and epic, The Dead Republic is the magnificent final act in the life of one of Doyle’s most unforgettable characters.
Book 2
The sequel to Roddy Doyle’s beloved novel A Star Called Henry – an entertaining romp across America in the 1920s

Watch for Roddy Doyle’s new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017

Fleeing the Irish Republican paymasters for whom he committed murder and mayhem, Henry Smart has left his wife and infant daughter in Dublin and is off to start a new life. When he lands in America, it is 1924 and New York City is the center of the universe. Henry turns to hawking cheap hooch on the Lower East Side, only to catch the attention of the mobsters who run the district. In Chicago, Henry finds a newer America alive with wild, happy music played by a man with a trumpet and bleeding lips called Louis Armstrong. But in a city also owned by the mob, Armstrong is a prisoner of his color. He needs a man–a white man–and the man he chooses is Henry Smart.
Book 1
Roddy Doyle’s acclaimed novel about an intrepid Irishman’s years of reckless heroism and adventure – “An extraordinarily entertaining epic.” (The Washington Post)

Look for Roddy Doyle’s new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017

Born at the beginning of the twentieth century, Henry Smart lives through the evolution of modern Ireland, and in this extraordinary novel he brilliantly tells his story. From his own birth and childhood on the streets of Dublin to his role as soldier (and lover) in the Irish Rebellion, Henry recounts his early years of reckless heroism and adventure. At once an epic, a love story, and a portrait of Irish history, A Star Called Henry is a grand picaresque novel brimming with both poignant moments and comic ones, and told in a voice that is both quintessentially Irish and inimitably Roddy Doyle’s.

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