Boek cover Shuggie Bain van Douglas Stuart (Paperback)

Shuggie Bain

Winner of the Booker Prize 2020

Engels | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9781529019285
Paperback 18,99
4.3 op 5 sterren
uitgever Pan Macmillan
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Afmetingen Afmeting: 23,3 x 15,2 x 3,5 cm
Aantal paginas 448 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Auteur(s) Douglas Stuart
Uitgever Pan Macmillan
Gewicht 579 g
Studieboek Nee
Verpakking breedte 152 mm
Verpakking hoogte 35 mm
Verpakking lengte 233 mm


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 PrizeAn Observer Best Debut Novelist of 2020It 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 mothers 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 Stuarts Shuggie Bain lays Are the ruthlessness of poverty, the limits of love, and the hollowness of pride. A counterpart to the privileged Thatcher-era London of Alan Hollinghursts 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.

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