The Ginger Man

The Ginger Man

J. P. Donleavy


First released in Paris in 1955, and initially banned within the usa, J. P. Donleavy’s first novel is now famous internationally as a masterpiece and a latest vintage of the top order. Set in eire simply after international struggle II, The Ginger Man is J. P. Donleavy’s wildly humorous, picaresque vintage novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a tender American ne’er-do-well learning at Trinity university in Dublin. He slightly has time for his reviews and avoids invoice creditors, makes like to nearly something in a skirt, and attempts to outlive with no need to descend into the bottomless pit of regular paintings. Dangerfield’s urge for food for girls, liquor, and common roguishness is insatiable—and he satisfies it with never-ending charm.

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