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Skippy Dies - Paul Murray

Skippy Dies - Paul Murray
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Title: Skippy Dies

Author:  Paul Murray

ISBN:  9780241141823

Weight:  990g

Signed 3 volume first edition, first print PAPERBACK ORIGINAL, card slipcase

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Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

Ruprecht Van Doren is an overweight genius whose hobbies include very difficult maths and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.  Daniel ‘Skippy’ Juster is his roommate.

In the grand old Dublin institution that is Seabrook College for Boys, nobody pays either of them much attention.  But when Skippy falls for Lori, the Frisbee-playing Siren from the girls’ school next door, suddenly all kinds of people take an interest – including Carl, part-time drug-dealer and official school psychopath.

While his teachers battle over modernisation, and Ruprecht attempts to open a portal into a parallel universe, Skippy, in the name of love, is heading for a showdown – in the form of a fatal doughnut-eating race that only one person will survive.

This unlikely tragedy will explode Seabrook’s century-old complacency and bring all kinds of secrets into the light, until teachers and pupils alike discover that the fragile lines dividing past from present, love from betrayal – and even life from death – have become almost impossible to read.

Collectors Notes & Author Links

  • This three-volume set of paperback originals with a card slipcase is the true first edition.
  • In 2010, Skippy Dies was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for both the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction and the Costa Novel Award.

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