First published in Paris in 1955, and originally banned in the United States, 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. He barely has time for his studies and avoids bill collectors, makes love to almost anything in a skirt, and tries to survive without having to descend into the bottomless pit of steady work. Dangerfield s appetite for women, liquor, and general roguishness is insatiableand he satisfies it with endless charm."
The Ginger Man