Irvine Welsh - Skagboys (2nd Hand Hardback)
Before Trainspotting there were Skagboys.
This is the 1980's: a time of drugs, poverty, AIDS, violence, political strife and hatred - but a lot of laughs, and maybe just a little love.
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 1980's 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.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Scottish Fiction
- Published : 2012 (Jonathan Cape - 1st Edition, 5th Printing)
- ISBN : 9780224087902
- SKU : B002308
- PPC : SP900gm
- RRP : £12.99 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
‘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.
Irvine Welsh is a Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer. His 1993 novel Trainspotting was made into a film of the same name. His work is characterised by a raw Scots dialect and brutal depiction of Edinburgh life. He has also written plays and screenplays, and directed several short films.