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Shuggie Bain : a novel


Summary: Hugh "Shuggie" Bain spends his 1980s childhood in public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. Thatcher's war on heavy industry has put husbands and sons out of work, and the city's notorious drugs epidemic is waiting in the wings. His mother Agnes is Shuggie's guiding light but a burden for his siblings. Dreaming of a house with its own front door and ordering happiness on credit as her husband philanders, Agnes keeps her pride by looking good but finds solace in drink. As she swings between alcoholic binges and sobriety, Agnes's addiction has the power to eclipse everyone close to her-- especially her beloved Shuggie. -- adapted from jacket

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780802148056
  • ISBN: 0802148506
  • ISBN: 9780802148506
  • ISBN: 0802148042
  • ISBN: 9780802148049
  • Physical Description: 430 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2020.
  • Badges:
    • Most Copies: 1 / 5.0
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 5 / 5.0
    • Top Circs: 4 / 5.0

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note: 1992: The South Side -- 1981: Sighthill -- 1982: Pithead -- 1989: The East End -- 1992: The South Side.
Subject: Children of alcoholics Fiction
Mother-son relationship Fiction
Working class Fiction
Scotland Glasgow
Working class families
Mothers and sons
Women alcoholics
FICTION / Family Life / General
FICTION / Literary
Glasgow (Scotland) Fiction
Women alcoholics Fiction
Mothers and sons Fiction
Working class families Scotland Glasgow Fiction
Boys Scotland Glasgow Fiction
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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  • 33 / 52 copies available at PINES (Show)
  • 2 / 3 copies available at Flint River Regional Library System (Show)
  • 1 / 1 copies available at Peachtree City Library


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