Angela’s Ashes

One of the most moving memoires in modern literature, Angela’s Ashes tells Frank McCourt’s story. In the book, McCourt initially describes his childhood saying “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.” McCourt’s intricate retelling of his childhood takes the reader deep into the slums of Limerick during the depression era. The poverty, injustice and negligence that he and his family faced are described almost poetically, moving from gut-wrenching sad to effortlessly funny moments with admirable ease.

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