Edition: Later printing.
New York: Scribner, (1996) dj. Hardcover - The author's first book, a memoir of his childhood, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. "'When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.' So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank's mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy -exasperating, irresponsible and beguiling-- does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story." Frontispiece, 363 pp. ISBN: 0-684874350.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)