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Book review: “Love” by Roddy Doyle

Book review: “Love” by Roddy Doyle

There’s much that’s audacious about Roddy Doyle’s new novel Love. There’s the title, first of all.  It seems fitting for some sort of Romeo and Juliet story, with or without the tragedy, a tale filled with yearning ache, hot romance and easy sentiment.  Instead, Doyle’s book is tightly focused on two aging Irish guys, Davy

Book review: “Love” by Roddy Doyle
Book review: “Love” by Roddy Doyle

There’s much that’s audacious about Roddy Doyle’s new novel Love. There’s...

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CHICAGO BORN & BRED
Patrick T. Reardon is a Chicagoan, born and bred. He is a writer, essayist, poet and expert on the history of Chicago. He is the author of eight books and has been writing about the city, its region, its planning issues and literary scene for more than 40 years. For much of that time, he was an urban affairs reporter and feature writer at the Chicago Tribune, delving deeply into social issues, public policy questions and the interconnections within the Chicago region.

 

He was the primary reporter and team leader on a wide variety of in-depth multi-part series on such subjects as the urban underclass, Chicago’s public school system and the middle-class migration out of the city. He has written extensively about his Catholic faith in articles and essays in a variety of newspapers and magazines, as well as in several books. His essays and poems have appeared widely in the United States and Europe. He is writing a book about Chicago’s elevated Loop.

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