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Shuggie Bain (Winner of the Booker Prize 2020) - format mare
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WINNER of the Booker Prize 2020
Shortlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction 2020

'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.

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.


'Douglas Stuart has written a first novel of rare and lasting beauty.' – Observer

A brilliant, brutal story of a Glasgow childhood . . . A heartbreaking novel, a book both beautiful and brutal . . . All that grief and sadness and misery has been turned into something tough, tender and beautifully sad., The Times

An outstanding book . . . Magnificently done . . . Wonderful. -- Lee Child, Sunday Post

Heart-rending . . . Rarely does a debut novel establish its world with such sure-footedness, and Stuart’s prose is lithe, lyrical and full of revelatory descriptive insights.' -- Alex Preston, Observer

An astonishing portrait, drawn from life, of a society left to die – forgotten by those who didn’t believe in society, and told it to care for itself. Shuggie Bain has been longlisted for the Booker Prize. In a just world, it would win., Daily Telegraph

Shuggie Bain comes from a deep understanding of the relationship between a child and a substance-abusing parent, showing a world rarely portrayed in literary fiction . . . Admirable and important. -- Sarah Moss, Guardian

This is a dysfunctional love story . . . between a boy and his mother. Stuart’s debut stands out for its immersion into working-class Glaswegian life, but what makes his book a worthy contender for the Booker is his portrayal of their bond, together with all its perpetual damage., Financial Times

Douglas Stuart’s startling Glasgow-set debut novel creates a world of poverty and suffering offset by pure, heart-filling, love . . . It’s a novel that deserves, and will surely often get, a second reading. -- Allan Massie, Scotsman

Shuggie Bain is a novel that aims for the heart and finds it. As a novel it’s good, as a debut very good, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it progress from Booker longlist to shortlist. -- John Self, The Times

Tender and unsentimental . . . and the Billy Elliot-ish character of Shuggie . . . leaps off the page., Daily Mail

Beautiful and bleak but with enough warmth and optimism to carry the reader through. -- Graham Norton (via Twitter)
Detalii
Autor STUART, Douglas
An apariţie 2020
Editura Picador
Nr pagini 448
Dimensiuni 23,5 x 15.5 cm
Format Trade Paperback
Cuvinte cheie: douglas stuart