The Resource Shuggie Bain : a novel, by Douglas Stuart

Shuggie Bain : a novel, by Douglas Stuart

Label
Shuggie Bain : a novel
Title
Shuggie Bain
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Douglas Stuart
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh "Shuggie" Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. Thatcher's war on heavy industry has put husbands and sons out of work, and the city's notorious drugs epidemic is waiting in the wings. Shuggie's mother Agnes walks a wayward path: she is Shuggie's guiding light but a burden for his artistic brother and practical sister. She dreams of a house with its own front door while she flicks through the pages of the Freemans catalogue, ordering a little happiness on credit, anything to brighten up her grey life. Married to a "whoremaster" of a husband, Agnes keeps her pride by looking good - her beehive, make-up, and pearly-white false teeth offer a glamourous image of a Glaswegian Elizabeth Taylor. But under the surface, Agnes finds increasing solace in drink, and she drains away the lion's share of each week's benefits - all the family has to live on - on cans of extra-strong lager hidden in handbags and poured into tea mugs. Agnes's older children find their own ways to get a safe distance from their mother, abandoning Shuggie to look after her as she swings between alcoholic binges and sobriety. He is meanwhile doing all he can to somehow become the normal boy he desperately longs to be, but everyone has realized that Shuggie is "no right," and now Agnes's addiction has the power to eclipse everyone close to her-even and especially her beloved Shuggie." --
Summary
A young boy growing up in a rundown 1980s Glasgow public housing facility pursues some semblance of a normal life as his older siblings move on and his mother increasingly succumbs to alcoholism
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
From publisher's description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10843194
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stuart, Douglas
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.T828
LC item number
S58 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boys
  • Working class families
  • Mothers and sons
  • Women alcoholics
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life / General
  • Working class families
  • Scotland
Target audience
adult
Label
Shuggie Bain : a novel, by Douglas Stuart
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1992: The South Side -- 1981: Sighthill -- 1982: Pithead -- 1989: The East End -- 1992: The South Side
Control code
on1105711179
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9780802148049
Lccn
2019037882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1105711179
Label
Shuggie Bain : a novel, by Douglas Stuart
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1992: The South Side -- 1981: Sighthill -- 1982: Pithead -- 1989: The East End -- 1992: The South Side
Control code
on1105711179
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9780802148049
Lccn
2019037882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1105711179

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