This Booker-longlisted debut explores poverty, addiction and family love in 1980s Scotland

There is something sadder than heroism in Shuggie's passion for his disintegrating mother

Sarah Moss

We first meet Shuggie Bain as a 16-year-old in 1992, living alone in a dirty bedsit on the Southside of Glasgow and working on a supermarket deli counter where his boss overlooks lapses in hygiene because underage labour is cheap. This debut novel...

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