Shuggie Bain

Shuggie Bain
Author : Douglas Stuart
Publisher : Grove Press
Total Pages : 430
Release : 2020-02-11
ISBN 10 : 9780802148056
ISBN 13 : 0802148050
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shuggie Bain Book Description:

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD A stunning debut novel by a masterful writer telling the heartwrenching story of a young boy and his alcoholic mother, whose love is only matched by her pride. Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh “Shuggie” Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. Thatcher’s policies have 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 him and his siblings. 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 philandering taxi-driver husband, Agnes keeps her pride by looking good—her beehive, make-up, and pearly-white false teeth offer a glamorous 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 care for her as she swings between alcoholic binges and sobriety. Shuggie is meanwhile struggling to somehow become the normal boy he desperately longs to be, but everyone has realized that he is “no right,” a boy with a secret that all but him can see. Agnes is supportive of her son, but her addiction has the power to eclipse everyone close to her—even her beloved Shuggie. A heartbreaking story of addiction, sexuality, and love, Shuggie Bain is an epic portrayal of a working-class family that is rarely seen in fiction. Recalling the work of Édouard Louis, Alan Hollinghurst, Frank McCourt, and Hanya Yanagihara, it is a blistering debut by a brilliant novelist who has a powerful and important story to tell.

Shuggie Bain

Shuggie Bain
Author : Douglas Stuart
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Total Pages :
Release : 2020-02-20
ISBN 10 : 9781529019308
ISBN 13 : 1529019303
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shuggie Bain Book Description:

Winner of the Booker Prize 2020 Winner of 'Book of the Year' at the British Book Awards 2021 Winner of 'Debut of the Year' at the British Book Awards 2021 'A heartbreaking novel' The Times 'An amazingly intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of addiction, courage and love.' The judges of the Booker Prize 'Tender and unsentimental . . . The Billy Elliot-ish character of Shuggie . . . leaps off the page.' Daily Mail 'Douglas Stuart has written a first novel of rare and lasting beauty.' Observer It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life, dreaming of greater things. But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering husband, and as she descends deeper into drink, the children try their best to save her, yet one by one they must abandon her to save themselves. It is her son Shuggie who holds out hope the longest. Shuggie is different, he is clearly 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. Shuggie Bain lays bare the ruthlessness of poverty, the limits of love, and the hollowness of pride. For readers of Hanya Yanagihara, Emma Donoghue, Alan Hollinghurst and Frank McCourt, it is a heartbreaking novel by a brilliant writer with a powerful and important story to tell.

Shuggie Bain

Shuggie Bain
Author : Douglas Stuart
Publisher : Nieuw Amsterdam
Total Pages :
Release : 2021-01-26
ISBN 10 : 9789046827581
ISBN 13 : 9046827585
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shuggie Bain Book Description:

Winnaar van de Booker Prize 2020 - Meer dan 50.000 exx verkocht in Nederland! Hugh 'Shuggie' Bain brengt in de jaren tachtig zijn jeugd door in een vervallen sociale huurwoning in Glasgow. Agnes, zijn moeder, is alles voor Shuggie. Zij behoudt haar trots door er altijd goed uit te zien. Toch zoekt ze steeds vaker troost in drank. Shuggie probeert intussen uit alle macht normaal te zijn, ook al ziet iedereen dat hij 'anders' is dan de andere jongens. Agnes steunt haar zoon, maar haar verslaving begint alles te overschaduwen, zelfs de liefde voor haar Shuggie. 'Prachtig! Ik ga dit aan iedereen cadeau doen.' Paul de Leeuw 'Een van de mooiste boeken die ik in mijn leven gelezen heb.' Carolien Borgers 'Shuggie Bain toont vooral hoe armoede mensen elk perspectief op een beter leven kan ontnemen. En toch gloort altijd ergens hoop aan de horizon en is de onbaatzuchtige liefde van een kind voor zijn moeder vaak het enige dat overeind blijft. Shuggie Bain verdient alle lof. *****' Nieuwsblad 'Hij is haar laatste splintertje hoop, zij is de stralende zon van zijn universum. Tot ze implodeert: Shuggie Bain schetst een schrijnend portret van een moeder en een zoon en van vernietigende armoede.' De Standaard 'Het debuut dat leest als een meesterwerk.' Washington Post 'Dit boek vervult je met verbijstering en verwondering.' The New York Times Book Review 'Deze roman breekt je hart, en is even meedogenloos als prachtig.' The Times

Shuggie Bain

Shuggie Bain
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2021
ISBN 10 : 9100182478
ISBN 13 : 9789100182472
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shuggie Bain Book Description:

Året är 1981 och industristaden Glasgow är nere för räkning. Under Thatchers järnhårda styre måste man kämpa för att överleva. Glamorösa Agnes Bain har alltid haft större drömmar än så, men så liknar hon ju en riktig stjärna, med tänder som lyser upp mörkret.Men när hennes man lämnar familjen faller allt samman och det kommer an på barnen att fånga Agnes. Shuggie Bain, minstingen, är den som håller ut längst. Men Shuggie drömmer sig också bort, från gruvområdet och från den hånfulla omgivning som aldrig låter honom glömma att han är annorlunda.Douglas Stuarts Bookernominerade debutroman SHUGGIE BAIN är en berättelse om klass och kärlek. Den har fått ett storartat mottagande och jämförts med såväl Frank McCourt, Hanya Yanagihara och Éduoard Louis som James Joyce. "En debut som känns som ett mästerverk", skrev Washington Post.

Shuggie Bain

Shuggie Bain
Author : Douglas Stuart
Publisher : Hanser Berlin
Total Pages : 496
Release : 2021-08-23
ISBN 10 : 9783446271791
ISBN 13 : 3446271791
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shuggie Bain Book Description:

Für seinen Roman „Shuggie Bain“ wurde Douglas Stuart mit dem Booker Preis 2020 ausgezeichnet. „Das beste Debüt, das ich in den letzten Jahren gelesen habe.“ (Karl Ove Knausgård) „Dieses Buch werdet ihr nicht mehr vergessen.“ (Stefanie de Velasco) Shuggie ist anders, zart, fantasievoll und feminin, und das ausgerechnet in der Tristesse und Armut einer Arbeiterfamilie im Glasgow der 80er-Jahre, mit einem Vater, der virile Potenz über alles stellt. Shuggies Herz gehört der Mutter, Agnes, die ihn versteht und der grauen Welt energisch ihre Schönheit entgegensetzt, Haltung mit makellosem Make-up, strahlend weißen Kunstzähnen und glamouröser Kleidung zeigt - und doch Trost immer mehr im Alkohol sucht. Sie zu retten ist Shuggies Mission, eine Aufgabe, die er mit absoluter Hingabe und unerschütterlicher Liebe Jahr um Jahr erfüllt, bis er schließlich daran scheitern muss. Ein großer Roman über das Elend der Armut und die Beharrlichkeit der Liebe, tieftraurig und zugleich von ergreifender Zärtlichkeit.

SMALL THINGS LIKE THESE

SMALL THINGS LIKE THESE
Author : CLAIRE. KEEGAN
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2021
ISBN 10 : 0571373879
ISBN 13 : 9780571373871
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SMALL THINGS LIKE THESE Book Description:

Current Affairs December 2020 eBook

Current Affairs December 2020 eBook
Author : Jagranjosh
Publisher : Jagran Prakashan Ltd.
Total Pages :
Release : 2020-12-09
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Affairs December 2020 eBook Book Description:

Current Affairs December 2020 eBook is created by keeping the demands of recent pattern of various competitive exams in major view. It is brought to you by Jagranjosh.com. The topics for cover story and entire news section are selected on the basis of an analysis of general awareness sections in all important exams including IAS, PCS, BANK, SSC, Insurance and others. And the time duration of topics covered in magazine includes all exam oriented current affairs of November 2020. It presents the comprehensive coverage of the events of current affairs which are chosen on the basis of the requirements of all important exams. It covers all exam oriented current affairs of November 2020 with all required facts and analysis. The analysis of all the events related to National, International, Economy, Science & Technology, Environment & Ecology is done in a way that fulfills the demand of all the important exams including IAS. The language used in the magazine is lucid and easy-to-understand language. The eBook is expected to be handy for most of forthcoming exams like, Civil Services Examination, Various Insurance AO Exams, PCS exams, MAT and others.

Tall Tales

Tall Tales
Author : Marcia Davey
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages : 98
Release : 2021-04-30
ISBN 10 : 9781664171978
ISBN 13 : 1664171975
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tall Tales Book Description:

Tall Tales is a collection of short stories. Hey Good Lookin is a story about a young woman who discovers that she doesn’t have a favorite song. What’s wrong with her? Does everybody else have a favorite song? Is this more evidence of her social awkwardness? She will try to fix it. Rescued is about memorials to those we’ve lost. For some, remembering causes us to retreat into an uncomfortable place; to relive the trauma. The Plowman is a profile of life in a small village and the dynamics of loyalty and alienation.

Young Mungo

Young Mungo
Author : Douglas Stuart
Publisher : Knopf Canada
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2022-04-05
ISBN 10 : 9781039003712
ISBN 13 : 1039003710
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young Mungo Book Description:

The brilliant new novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain. Douglas Stuart’s first novel Shuggie Bain is one of the most successful literary debuts of the century so far. It was awarded the 2020 Booker Prize, and is now published or forthcoming in forty territories and has already sold more than a million copies worldwide. Now Stuart returns with Young Mungo, his extraordinary second novel. Both a page-turner and literary tour de force, Young Mungo is a vivid portrayal of working-class life and a deeply moving and highly suspenseful story of the dangerous first love of two young men: Mungo and James. Born under different stars—Mungo a Protestant and James a Catholic—they should be sworn enemies if they’re to be seen as men at all. And yet against all odds Mungo and James become best friends as they find a sanctuary in the pigeon dovecote that James has built for his prize racing birds. As they fall in love, they dream of escaping the grey city, and Mungo works especially hard to hide his true self from all those around him, especially from his elder brother Hamish, a local gang leader with a brutal reputation to uphold. But the threat of discovery is constant and the punishment unspeakable. When Mungo’s mother sends him on a fishing trip to a loch in Western Scotland with two strange men whose drunken banter belies murky pasts, he will need to summon all his inner strength and courage to get back to a place of safety, a place where he and James might still have a future. Imbuing the everyday world of its characters with rich lyricism and giving full voice to people rarely acknowledged in the literary world, Young Mungo is a gripping and revealing story about the bounds of masculinity, the push and pull of family, the violence faced by many queer people, and the dangers of loving someone too much. It is set to stand alongside Shuggie Bain as a modern classic.

Body Politics Rethinking Gender and Masculinity

Body Politics Rethinking Gender and Masculinity
Author : Tanmoy Baghira & Ananya Mukherjee
Publisher : Tanmoy Baghira & Ananya Mukherjee
Total Pages : 260
Release : 2021-01-31
ISBN 10 : 9788194885009
ISBN 13 : 8194885000
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Body Politics Rethinking Gender and Masculinity Book Description:

The research on men and masculinities traces back to the women’s and gay liberation movements that challenged existing understandings of gender and power. This proposes to look into gender as socially constructed than what was earlier thought to be biological. As a logical extension of Feminism, Masculinity Studies looks into sex/gender as a discursive social construct and tries to understand them through theoretical hermeneutics. Instead of considering masculinity to be ‘natural character type’, ‘a behavioural average’ or ‘a norm’, the focus should be given to the process through which the gendered bodies perform. In this regard, sex/gender is not fixed, instead is in a continuous flux; thus, masculinity should be recognised as a gender presentation that is continuously transforming and evolving. This volume, Body Politics: Rethinking Gender and Masculinity will engage with the current developments in the field of Masculinity Studies and will try to diversify the issues of gender and masculinity.