Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes
Frank McCourt
Date published: 1999
First published: 1996
Pages: 363
Pbk & Hbk
Sets: 1
Total copies: 15


Frank McCourt recounts his childhood in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank’s mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank’s father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy — exasperating, irresponsible, and beguiling — does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Frank lives for his father’s tales of Cuchulain, who saved Ireland, and of the Angel on the Seventh Step, who brings his mother babies.