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Skagboys

by Irvine Welsh

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PUBLISHED: 11th April 2013
ISBN: 9780099535584
ANNOTATION:
BEFORE TRAINSPOTTING CAME SKAGBOYS The Number One Bestseller Mark Renton has it all: he's good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a bright future.
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  • Paperback
    $24.59
PUBLISHED: 11th April 2013
ISBN: 9780099535584
ANNOTATION:
BEFORE TRAINSPOTTING CAME SKAGBOYS The Number One Bestseller Mark Renton has it all: he's good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a bright future.

Annotation

BEFORE TRAINSPOTTING CAME SKAGBOYS

The Number One Bestseller

Mark Renton has it all: he's good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a bright future.

Publisher Description

BEFORE TRAINSPOTTING CAME SKAGBOYS b> b>The Number One Bestseller Mark Renton has it all- he s good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a bright future. But there s no room for him in the 1980s and when his family starts to fracture, Mark s life swings out of control. The way out is heroin. It s no better for his friends Spud Murphy is laid off from his job, Tommy Lawrence finds himself sucked into a life of petty crime, violence and the world of the psychotic Franco Begbie. Only Sick Boy seems to ride the current, scamming and hustling his way through it all. Exhilarating and moving, Skagboys charts their journey from likely lads to young addicts in a decade which changed Britain forever.

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'Brilliant and even more thrilling than its predecessor' Mail on Sunday Mark Renton has it all: he's good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a bright future. But there's no room for him in the 1980s and when his family starts to fracture, Mark's life swings out of control. The way out is heroin. It's no better for his friends - Spud Murphy is paid off from his job, Tommy Lawrence finds himself sucked into a life of petty crime and violence and the world of the psychotic Franco Begbie. Only Sick Boy seems to ride the current, scamming and hustling his way through it all. Exhilarating and moving, Skagboys charts their journey from likely lads to young addicts in a decade which changed Britain forever. 'Quite simply a masterpiece' Scotsman 'A brilliantly funny, scary, sweeping novel with all the energy of Welsh's debut' Independent on Sunday 'Funny...visceral and true... Welsh's finest work to date' The Times

Author Biography

Irvine Welsh is the author of eight previous novels and four books of shorter fiction. He currently lives in Chicago.

Review

Funny...visceral and true... Welsh's finest work to date The Times A brilliantly funny, scary, sweeping novel with all the energy of Welsh's debut Independent on Sunday Quite simply a masterpiece Scotsman Brilliant and even more thrilling than its predecessor Mail on Sunday Masterful... its banter, outrage and razor wit sing off the page Independent

Prizes

Short-listed for Paddy Power Political Fiction Book of the Year 2013 (UK)

Review Text

Masterful... its banter, outrage and razor wit sing off the page

Promotional "Headline"

Both a prequel to the world-renowned Trainspotting , and an alternative version of it, Skagboys is Irvine Welsh's greatest work.

Product Details

Author
Irvine Welsh
Year
2013
ISBN-10
0099535580
ISBN-13
9780099535584
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Pages
560
Series
Vintage Books
Language
English
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Publication Date
2013-03-01
Audience
General/Trade
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