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Well, having read Maaza Mengiste's The Shadow King, this was not my first pick to win the Booker Prize. Yet when I began reading Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain, I couldn't put it down. Always a good sign. Shuggie Bain Shuggie Bain is Stuart's first novel. Winning an award for your first book isn't bad but this was a long time coming, taking Douglas Stuart a lifetime to render. Shuggie is… (more)
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ChristchurchLib Feb 24, 2019
This is a shattering depiction of love, poverty, addiction and sexuality. The plot follows young Hugh "Shuggie" Bain as he struggles as a young person living in a decrepit tenement, in the midst of the working class hardships of the Thatcher- era Glasgow. Shuggie struggles with complex ... Read More »