By Roddy Doyle

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143121060, 214pp.

Publication Date: May 29, 2012

" No one] can match Doyle for the fluency with which he tacks back and forth between the hilarious and the heartbreaking." --"The New York Times Book Review"

Roddy Doyle has won acclaim for his wry wit, his uncanny ear, and his remarkable ability to fully capture the voices and hearts of his characters. "Bullfighting," his second collection of stories, offers a series of bittersweet takes on men and middle age, revealing a panorama of Ireland today. Moving from classrooms to graveyards, from local pubs to bullrings, these tales of taking stock and reliving past glories feature men concerned with loss--of their place in the world, of their power, virility, health, and ability to love.

About the Author
RODDY DOYLE worked for fourteen years as an English and Geography teacher at Greendale Community School, in Kilbarrack, North Dublin. He achieved widespread recognition when his novel "The Commitments "(1987) was made into a motion picture in 1991. Doyle's novel "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha" won the Booker Prize, Britain's highest literary award in 1993.