Roddy Doyle's Bullfighting
My first encounter with Roddy Doyle's writing was through the great movie about an aspiring Irish rock band, The Commitments. I also love A Star Called Henry. I think that's the one, about the Easter Uprising of 1916, the resistance fighters holed up in Dublin's General Post Office. This book, Bullfighting, is a collection of short stories about Dublin men in their forties attempting to adjust to the changes -- physical, familial, economic, to name a few. I laughed. I cried.