Jimmy Rabbitte is unemployed and rapidly running out of money. His best friend Bimbo has been made redundant at the company where he has worked for many years. The two old friends are out of luck and out of options. That is, until Bimbo finds a dilapidated 'chipper van' and the pair decide to go into business... By the bestselling author of The Commitments and The Snapper , The Van is a tender tale of male friendship, swimming in grease and stained with ketchup.
"A wonderfully funny book, that crackles and spits like fat in the fryer. It is also very touching...fine entertainment" Daily Telegraph
Roddy Doyle, geb. 1958 in Dublin, ist einer der bekanntesten Vertreter der neueren irischen Literatur. Er lebt mit seiner Frau und drei Kindern in Dublin.