The Ginger Man

Finalist, National Book Awards 1959 for Fiction

cover of The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavy
ISBN 9780802144669
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photo of J.P. Donleavy credit Jerry Bauer
J. P. Donleavy

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First published in Paris in 1955 and originally banned in America, J. P. Donleavy’s first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic of the highest order. Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J. P. Donleavy’s wildly funny, picaresque classic novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American ne’er-do-well studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Dangerfield’s appetite for women, liquor, and general roguishness is insatiable–and he satisfies it with endless charm.