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
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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