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Description - Skagboys by Irvine Welsh

BEFORE TRAINSPOTTING CAME SKAGBOYSThe Number One BestsellerMark Renton has it all- he's good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a bright future. But there's no room for him in the 1980s and when his family starts to fracture, Mark's life swings out of control. The way out is heroin. It's no better for his friends - Spud Murphy is laid off from his job, Tommy Lawrence finds himself sucked into a life of petty crime, violence and the world of the psychotic Franco Begbie. Only Sick Boy seems to ride the current, scamming and hustling his way through it all. Exhilarating and moving, Skagboys charts their journey from likely lads to young addicts in a decade which changed Britain forever.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099535584
ISBN-10: 0099535580
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 35mm)
Pages: 560
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh is the author of eight previous novels and four books of shorter fiction. He currently lives in Chicago.

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