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Publisher Comments:

An ambitious novel from the author of Trainspotting and Filth.

Glue is the story of four boys growing up in Edinburghs public housing developments, and about the loyalties, the experiences - and the secrets - that hold them together into their thirties.

Four boys becoming men: Juice Terry, the work-shy fanny-merchant, with corkscrew curls and sticky fingers; Billy the boxer, driven, controlled, playing to his strengths; Carl, the Milky Bar Kid, drifting along to his own soundtrack; and Gally, the doomed one whose skin is thinner than everyone elses and who seems to find catastrophe at every corner. As we follow their lives from the seventies into the new century - from punk to techno, from speed to ecstasy - we see them trying to struggle out of the conditioning of class and culture, peer pressure, and their parents hopes. What binds the four of them is the friendship formed by the scheme, their school, and their ambition to escape from both.

Glue has all Irvine Welshs usual pace and vigour, crackling dialogue, scabrous set-pieces and black, black humour, but it is also a book about growing up - about the way we live our lives, and what happens to us when things come unstuck.

Synopsis:

"Glue" is the story of four boys growing up in the Edinburgh schemes and about the loyalties, experiences and secrets which hold them together into their thirties. We follow their lives from the seventies into the new century, from punk to techno, from speed to Es.

About the Author

Irvine Welshs first novel, Trainspotting, was among the top ten contenders for the Booker Prize and was made into a celebrated film. His other books include Marabou Stork Nightmares, The Acid House, Ecstasy and Filth. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780099285922
Author:
Welsh, Irvine
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20020628
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
7.77 x 5.09 x 1.18 in .8325 lb

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