Title: Skagboys - SIGNED 1st Edition/1st Printing
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2012
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Flawless As-New condition 1st Edition/1st Printing hardcover and dust jacket SIGNED by Irvine Welsh on the title page without personalization. "Irvine Welsh writes with skill, wit, and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best thing that has happened to British writing for decades." -- Nick Hornby. I will pack the book in bubble-wrap to protect its corners and ship it in a sturdy box to make sure it arrives in perfect condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABH786
Prequel to the best-selling phenomenon Trainspotting, this exhilarating and moving novel shows how Welsh?s colorful miscreants first went wrong.Marked by Irvine Welsh?s scabrous humor and raw Scottish vernacular, Skagboys transports us to 1980s Edinburgh, where the Trainspotting crew is just getting started. Mark Renton has it all: the first in his family to attend university, he has a pretty girlfriend and a great social life. But when economic uncertainties and family problems intervene, Rent succumbs to the defeatism?not to mention the drug use?that has taken hold in Edinburgh?s tougher quarters. His friends are responding according to personality. Laid off, Spud Murphy is paralyzed in the face of long-term unemployment. Sick Boy, supreme manipulator of the opposite sex, is scamming and hustling for money and drugs. And meanwhile, psycho Franco Begbie is scaring the hell out of everyone. Darkly humorous, Skagboys gives a gritty and gripping portrait of a time, not unlike ours, when money was scarce, unemployment was high, and drugs seemed the answer.
About the Author: Irvine Welsh is the best-selling author of Trainspotting, Ecstasy, Glue, Porno, Filth, Marabou Stork Nightmares, The Acid House, Skagboys, and, most recently, A Decent Ride. He currently lives in Chicago. T2 Trainspotting was first published as Porno.
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