Shuggie Bain

'We were bowled over by this first novel, which creates an amazingly intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of addiction, courage and love.' – The judges of the Booker Prize

Shuggie Bain

Shuggie Bain

Winner of the Booker Prize 2020 Shortlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction 2020 The Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2020 'Douglas Stuart has written a first novel of rare and lasting beauty.' – Observer It 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. It is her son Shuggie who holds out hope the longest. Shuggie is different. Fastidious and fussy, he shares his mother’s sense of snobbish propriety. The miners' children pick on him and adults condemn him as no’ right. But Shuggie believes that if he tries his hardest, he can be normal like the other boys and help his mother escape this hopeless place. Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain lays bare the ruthlessness of poverty, the limits of love, and the hollowness of pride. A counterpart to the privileged Thatcher-era London of Alan Hollinghurst’s The Line of Beauty, it also recalls the work of Édouard Louis, Frank McCourt, and Hanya Yanagihara, a blistering debut by a brilliant writer with a powerful and important story to tell. 'We were bowled over by this first novel, which creates an amazingly intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of addiction, courage and love.' – The judges of the Booker Prize

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Shuggie Bain
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Douglas Stuart
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-20 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Winner of the Booker Prize 2020 Shortlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction 2020 The Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2020 'Douglas Stuart has written a first novel of rare and lasting beauty.' – Observer It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive.
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Narayan Changder
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-01 - Publisher:

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The Octopus Man
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Jasper Gibson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-21 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'An exceptional work . . . A brilliant and necessary book' Douglas Stuart, author of the Booker Prize-winning SHUGGIE BAIN 'Funny. Disturbing. Brilliant' Lily Allen 'THE OCTOPUS MAN reminds us that behind the words "mental health" lies a universe of WILD CREATIVITY, HUMANITY and SPANKING BIG LIFE. Now is the
Bright Burning Things
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Lisa Harding
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-04 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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The Survivors
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Alex Schulman
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-05 - Publisher: Doubleday

In the vein of The Dinner and Atonement, an instant international sensation sold in over 30 countries, in which three brothers confront the shattering childhood event that changed the course of their lives. In the wake their mother's death, three estranged brothers return to the lakeside cottage where, over two

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