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This book is second in the Barrytown trilogy (first book: The Commitments; third book: The Van).
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When Shannon Rabbite gets pregnant out of wedlock it is a great shock to her family and sets tongues wagging throughout the whole neighbourhood. She refuses to reveal who the father is, but when rumours start to spread that it's one of her father's friends, she invents a story about having had a one night stand with a foreign sailor and keeps on telling it until people start believing her. The story follows her through the pregnancy and the relationship with her family, especially her father.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Pregnancy/Child rearing    -   Yes Major part of story:    -   dealing with unexpected pregnancy

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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