Author Frank McCourt's own childhood in his own voice, a desperate, Irish Catholic, impoverished childhood. You are living in their apartment, in their neighboorhood, in Brooklyn, through this book. Children can be the toughest survivors of situation - McCourt neither complains or accuses but rather forgives and laughs. It also reminds you that people really do not change.
Angela's Ashes "When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt