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R2504547 F WELS
Adult Fiction   Bega . Available .  
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ISBN 9780224087902
Shelf Location F WELS
Author Welsh, Irvine, author
Title Skagboys / Irvine Welsh.
Physical Description 548 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Trainspotting
General Notes Prequel to: Trainspotting.
Contents Notes Machine generated contents note: Tempted -- Prologue: Notes From Rehab Journal (Concerning Orgreave) -- I Did What I Did -- Blackpool -- Notes on an Epidemic I -- Too Shy -- First Shot: Just Say `Aye' -- Family Planning -- Way of the Dragon -- Held Out -- Dutch Elm -- Falling -- InterRail -- Misery Loves Bedfellows -- Funeral Pyre -- Notes on an Epidemic 2 -- Love Cats -- Freedom -- Notes on an Epidemic 3 -- It Never Rains... -- Same Again -- Cold -- Union Street -- Baltic Street -- Heavenly Dancer -- Supply Side Economics -- A Mature Student -- House Guests -- The Hoochie Connection -- Skaggirl -- Notes on an Epidemic 4 -- The Light Hurt His Eyes -- Thawing -- Seventh Floor -- Bad Circulation -- Northern Soul Classics -- Dirty Dicks -- Hogmanay -- Notes on an Epidemic 5 -- The Art of Conversation -- Skin and Bone -- The Chute -- Waters of Leith -- Ocean -- Sea Dogs (1. Customs and Excise -- 2. Reasonable Duties -- 3. Car Deck) -- Nash Stoorie Bomb -- The High Seas --
Contents note continued: Desertion -- Junk Dilemmas No. 1 -- Towers of London -- Wound Botulism -- Drought -- Junk Dilemmas No. 2 -- Notes on an Epidemic 6 -- A Safe Port -- Junk Dilemmas No. 3 -- St Monans (Peer Education) -- The Cusp -- The Rehab Diaries -- Avanti -- Chasing Brown -- In Business -- Junk Dilemmas No. 4 -- Soft Cell -- Notes on an Epidemic 7.
Summary Note Mark Renton has it all: he's good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a place at university. But there's no room for him in the 1980s. When his family starts to fracture, Mark's life swings out of control and he succumbs to the defeatism which has taken hold in Edinburgh's grimmer areas. The way out is heroin. It's no better for his friends. Spud Murphy is paid off from his job, Tommy Lawrence feels himself being sucked into a life of petty crime and violence - the worlds of the thieving Matty Connell and psychotic Franco Begbie. Only Sick Boy, the supreme manipulator of the opposite sex, seems to ride the current, scamming and hustling his way through it all. This book charts their journey from likely lads to young men addicted to the heroin which has flooded their disintegrating community. This is the 1980s: a time of drugs, poverty, AIDS, violence, political strife and hatred - but a lot of laughs, and maybe just a little love; a decade which changed Britain for ever. The prequel to Trainspotting, this is an exhilarating and moving book, full of the scabrous humour, salty vernacular and appalling behaviour.
Additional physical form available Also issued online.
Subject Humorous fiction
Nineteen nineties -- Fiction
Heroin -- Fiction
Subject (Geographic) Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Social conditions -- -- 20th century --
Genre Suspense fiction
Program name Trainspotting.
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