Hardback Skagboys / Irvine Welsh.
Publication year: 2012
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780224087902 (hbk.) : 0224087908 (hbk.) : 9780224087919 (pbk.) : 0224087916 (pbk.) : 9781409028239 (ebook) : 1409028232 (ebook) :
Mark Renton has it all, but there's no room for him in the 1980s. Thatcher's government is destroying working-class communities across Britian, and the post-war certainties of full employment, educational opportunity and a welfare state are gone. When his family starts to fracture, the only way out is heroin.
548 p. ; 25 cm.
Good read, very enjoyable even though it describes a very bleak reality. Totally recommend.