You Have to Be Careful in the Land of the Free

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Jeremiah Brown is 34, Scottish and an inveterate gambler. He's lived in the US for several years, drifting from job to job and woman to woman. Then he meets a young singer, has a daughter and things look up. But before long, Jeremiah's life slips back into its familiar pattern.

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PRAISE FOR YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL IN THE LAND OF THE FREE"Very, very fine . . . It may also be the best-it's certainly the most paranoid-book we've had thus far about the political and social reverberations of 9/11 in this country . . . Deft and moving . . .Very funny."-THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

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James Kelman's books include Not not while the giro, Greyhound for Breakfast, The Busconductor Hines, A Disaffection, How late it was, how late, The Good Times, Translated Accounts, and his essay collection 'And the Judges said . . .' .

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