Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020
Shortlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction 2020
An Observer ‘Best Debut Novelist of 2020’
‘An amazingly intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of addiction, courage and love’ – The judges of the Booker Prize
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.
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- Item Weight : 505 g
- Paperback : 448 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1529064414
- Product dimensions : 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7 cm
- Publisher : Picador (16 October 2020)
- Reading level : 18 and up
- Language: : English
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