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Shuggie Bain

Autors: Douglas Stuart
Izdevniecība: Pan Macmillan
Izdošanas gads: 2020
Valoda: Angļu
Produkta veids: Mīkstie vāki
ISBN: 9781529019285
Lapaspušu skaits: 448
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Ievadīšanas datums: 29.12.2020

Anotācija:
THE BOOKER PRIZE WINNER 2020 1981. Glasgow. The city is dying. Poverty is on the rise. People watch the lives they had hoped for disappear from view. Agnes Bain had always expected more. She dreamed of greater things: a house with its own front door, a life bought and paid for outright (like her perfect – but false – teeth). Married to a philandering taxi-driver husband, Agnes keeps her pride by looking good. When her husband leaves, she and her three children find themselves trapped in a mining town decimated by Thatcherism. As Agnes increasingly turns to alcohol for comfort, her children try their best to save her. Yet one by one they have to abandon her in order to save themselves. It is her son Shuggie, a sweet and lonely boy, who holds out hope the longest. But Shuggie has problems of his own: despite all his efforts to pass as a ‘normal boy’, everyone has decided that Shuggie is ‘no right’. Agnes wants to support and protect her son, but her addiction has the power to eclipse everyone close to her, including her beloved Shuggie. Laying bare the ruthlessness of poverty, the limits of love, and the hollowness of pride, Shuggie Bain is a blistering and heartbreaking debut, and an exploration of the unsinkable love that only children can have for their damaged parents. About the Author: Douglas Stuart Douglas Stuart was born and raised in Glasgow. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, he moved to New York City, where he began a career in fashion design. His work has appeared in the New Yorker and on LitHub. Shuggie Bain is his first novel.