SHUGGIE BAIN - WINNER BOOKS PRIZE 2020

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Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020 ''An amazingly intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of addiction, courage and love'' The judges of the Booker Prize An Observer ''Best Debut Novelist of 2020'' 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 edouard Louis, Frank McCourt, and Hanya Yanagihara, a blistering debut by a brilliant writer with a powerful and important story to tell.


  • Auteur(s)

    Douglas Stuart

  • Éditeur

    Picador Uk

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Date de parution

    15/02/2021

  • EAN

    9781529064414

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    448 Pages

  • Support principal

    Poche

Douglas Stuart

Douglas Stuart, né en 31 mai 1976 à Glasgow, est un écrivain britannique.
Douglas Stuart a obtenu une licence au Scottish College of Textiles et une maîtrise au Royal College of Art de Londres. Il s'installe à New York à l'âge de 24 ans pour commencer une carrière dans la création de mode.
Il a travaillé pour de nombreuses marques, dont Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic et Jack Spade1.
Il possède la double nationalité britannique et américaine.

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