Busconductor Hines (Fiction series)

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Living in a no-bedroomed tenement flat, coping with the cold and boredom of busconducting and the bloody-mindedness of Head Office, knowing that emigrating to Australia is only an impossible dream, Robert Hines finds life to be 'a very perplexing kettle of coconuts'. The compensations are a wife and child, and a gloriously anarchic imagination. The Busconductor Hines is a brilliantly executed, uncompromising slice of the Glasgow scene, a portrait of working-class life which is unheroic but humane.

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James Kelman was born in Glasgow in 1946. His books include Not not while the giro, A Chancer, Greyhound for Breakfast, which won the 1989 James Tait Black Memorial Award, and A Disaffection which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lives in Glasgow and has two daughters.

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'A remarkable book ... intelligent, exploratory and sometimes very touching.' -- Times Literary Supplement

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