We were bowled over by this first novel, which creates an amazingly intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of addiction, courage and love. Booker Prize judges
Our next Labour Party Book Club is on the 7th June and we are reading Shuggie Bain Winner of the Booker Prize 2020
All welcome and you have time to start. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us.
Also Shortlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction 2020
and a BBC Two Between the Covers 2021 Book Choice
‘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. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid for outright (like her perfect, but false, teeth). But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering husband, and soon she and her three children find themselves trapped…