1529019273
Hardback:Shuggie Bain / Douglas Stuart.:2020 Hardback Shuggie Bain / Douglas Stuart.
Shuggie Bain / Douglas Stuart.
Author: Stuart, Douglas, 1976-
Publication year: 2020
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 813.6
Publisher: London : Picador,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781529019278 (hbk.) :
Notes:
A heart-wrenchingly moving first novel set in Thatcher's Glasgow: Shuggie Bain tells the story of a boy's doomed attempt to save his proud, alcoholic mother from her addiction. Winner of the Booker Prize 2020Winner of 'Book of the Year' at the British Book Awards 2021Winner of 'Debut of the Year' at the British Book Awards 2021Shortlisted for the US National Book Award for Fiction 2020'Douglas Stuart has written a first novel of rare and lasting beauty' - ObserverIt is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid for outright (like her perfect, but false, teeth). But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering husband, and soon she and her three children find themselves trapped in a decimated mining town. As she descends deeper into drink, the children try their best to save her, yet one by one they must abandon her to save themselves.
Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
Available: 9
Total number of loans: 20
Loans this year: 0
Number of reservations: 0
Description:
448 pages ; 24 cm

Available at:

Loading...
A well written book but the story is a bit sad. Life in Glasgow in the 80s & 90s in the tenements was pretty grim particularly from a young boy who is a bit different, with an alcoholic mother and and absent father. In saying that well worth reading.
30/04/21
Bribo

Other titles by the author

Similar titles

191070962X
Author: Laguna, Sofie
0241448778
Author: Nelson, Caleb Azumah, author.
0571366201
057136487X
Author: Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954- author.
0861541456
Author: Medie, Peace A., author.
1643854402
Author: Hahn, Sumi, author.
1474622976
Author: Mason, Meg, author.
1528715241
Author: Falkner, J Meade
0241364906
Author: Evaristo, Bernardine, 1959- author.
1684579228
Author: Hudson, Genevieve, author.
1948830140
Author: Mesa, Sara, author.
0008358400
Author: Crosby, Polly, author.
1398504173
Author: Majumdar, Megha, author.
057135551X
Author: Dangarembga, Tsitsi, author.
0956971946
Author: Osman, Diriye, 1983- author.
1857150708
Author: Dostoevsky, Fyodor, author.
3955338622
Author: Jae
0099328100
Author: Rendell, Ruth, 1930-2015.

Language