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Skagboys (Signed First Edition)

Irvine Welsh

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ISBN 10: 0393088731 / ISBN 13: 9780393088731
Published by Norton, New York, 2012
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SIGNED first edition. First printing. Hardbound. New, in dust jacket. A pristine unread copy, very fine/very fine in all respects. (Smoke-free.) Comes with mylar dust jacket protector. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Shipped in well padded box. Purchased new and opened only for author signature. BOOKER FINALIST, 2012. Bookseller Inventory # 09-2012-57

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Title: Skagboys (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Norton, New York

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Prequel to the best-selling phenomenon Trainspotting, this exhilarating and moving novel shows how Welsh’s colorful miscreants first went wrong.

Marked by Irvine Welsh’s scabrous humor and raw Scottish vernacular, Skagboys transports us to 1980s Edinburgh, where the Trainspotting crew is just getting started. Mark Renton has it all: the first in his family to attend university, he has a pretty girlfriend and a great social life. But when economic uncertainties and family problems intervene, Rent succumbs to the defeatism―not to mention the drug use―that has taken hold in Edinburgh’s tougher quarters. His friends are responding according to personality. Laid off, Spud Murphy is paralyzed in the face of long-term unemployment. Sick Boy, supreme manipulator of the opposite sex, is scamming and hustling for money and drugs. And meanwhile, psycho Franco Begbie is scaring the hell out of everyone. Darkly humorous, Skagboys gives a gritty and gripping portrait of a time, not unlike ours, when money was scarce, unemployment was high, and drugs seemed the answer.

About the Author:

Irvine Welsh is the best-selling author of Trainspotting, Ecstasy, Glue, Porno, Filth, Marabou Stork Nightmares, The Acid House, Skagboys, and, most recently, A Decent Ride. He currently lives in Chicago. T2 Trainspotting was first published as Porno.

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