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William McIlvanney - Docherty (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Whitbread Award for Fiction Winner.

A Scottish miner fights for a better life for his son . . .

. . . 'His face made a fist at the world. The twined remnant of umbilicus projected vulnerably. Hands, feet and prick. He had come equipped for the job.'

At the dawn of the twentieth century, new-born Conn Docherty, raw as a fresh wound, lies between his parents in their tenement room, with no birthright but a life's labour in the pits of his small town on the coast of Scotland.

But the world is changing, and, lying next to him, Conn's father, Tam, has decided that his son’s life will be different from his own . . .

Gritty, dark and tender, Docherty is a modern classic. 

    • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
    • Condition : Very Good
    • Category : Fiction - Scottish Fiction
    • Published : 1975 (This Edition 2016 - Canongate, The Canons Edition)
    • ISBN : 9781782119616
    • SKU : B002671
    • PPC : SP300gm
    • RRP : £8.99
    • Quantity Available : 1 only.
    External Reviews

    “ . . . a serious, considered and achingly sympathetic engagement with the people whose only trace in historical record is birth and dead notices. McIlvanney depicts the west of Scotland with a canny and ruthless insight.” - The Scotsman.

    “As a stylist Mr. McIlvanney leaves most of the competition far behind.” - The New York Times Book Review.

    'Intense, gritty & beautifully wrought.' - The Telegraph.

    The Author

    William McIlvanney was a Scottish novelist, short story writer, and poet. He was known as Gus by friends and acquaintances. McIlvanney was a champion of gritty yet poetic literature; his works Laidlaw, The Papers of Tony Veitch, and Walking Wounded are all known for their portrayal of Glasgow in the 1970's.

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