1529019273
Shuggie Bain / Douglas Stuart.
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Author: Stuart, Douglas, 1976-
Publication year: 2020
Format: Hardback
Publisher: London : Picador,
ISBN: 9781529019278 (hbk.) :
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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.
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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
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