Publisher: Picador UK
Weight: 420 g
Shuggie is different. Fastidious and fussy, he shares his mother's 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 Stuart's Shuggie Bain lays bare the ruthlessness of poverty, the limits of love, and the hollowness of pride. A counterpart to the privileged Thatcher-era London of Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty, it also recalls the work of Edouard Louis, Frank McCourt, and Hanya Yanagihara, a blistering debut by a brilliant writer with a powerful and important story to tell.
What a wonderful read! I found it very difficult to read in a few parts, but Shuggie's unrelenting love and spirit kept me going. While this book may be tragic, for me it was uplifting and inspiring. Definitely one that I'll read again and again. Thank you Douglas Stuart.
This is a heartbroken, desperate, outstanding and immersive story. Highly recommended.
Shuggie Bain is a superb crafted piece of work and everybody should need this book, will move you in ways that many cannot. It was beautiful read & highly recommend.
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