Winner of the 2020 Booker Prize, this is the unforgettable story of Hugh "Shuggie" Bain, a sweet and lonely boy, the youngest of three children, who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow, Scotland, taking care of his beloved mother Agnes. Agnes is a proud, beautiful woman who turns herself out like her idol Elizabeth Taylor, but she is an alcoholic, and spends most of the family's weekly benefits money on extra-strong lager and bottles of vodka. A heartbreaking story of addiction, sexuality, and love, Shuggie Bain is an epic portrayal of a working-class family and a queer childhood from a masterful novelist, one of the most talented debut writers of recent years. Included is Grove Press's Reading Group Guide with discussion questions for reading groups by Paula Cooper.
- 2020 Douglas Stuart
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- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender, Literature and Fiction, Social Studies, Study Guides,
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