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Shuggie Bain

Service95 Recommends Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart

Service95 Recommends Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stewart. Explore themes of identity and trauma in 1980s Scotland. Discover Shuggie Bain and other reviews with Service95 Recommends.    

What We Say: “Our Service95 Book Club’s first Monthly Read, prepare to be transported to the brutal reality of the Thatcher years in a working-class Glasgow community. It’s also an intimate study of the tenderness that survives the ravages of alcoholism in a mother-son relationship” – Maria Padget

What They Say: “A debut novel that reads like a masterpiece, Shuggie Bain gives voice to the kind of helpless, hopeless love that children can feel toward broken parents” – Washington Post

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