Longlisted for the 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Jimmy Rabbitte is back.
The man who invented the Commitments back in the eighties is now forty-seven, with a loving wife, four kids ... and bowel cancer. He isn’t dying, he thinks, but he might be.
Jimmy still loves his music, and he still loves to hustle. On his path through Dublin he meets two of the Commitments – Outspan, whose own illness is probably terminal, and Imelda Quirk, still as gorgeous as ever.
This warm, funny novel is about friendship and family, about facing death and opting for life.
Includes the short story Jimmy Jazz