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The Resource Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart

Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart

Label
Shuggie Bain
Title
Shuggie Bain
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Stuart
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hugh "Shuggie" Bain, is a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. Thatcher's policies have put husbands and sons out of work, and the city's notorious drugs epidemic is waiting in the wings. Shuggie's mother Agnes walks a wayward path: she is Shuggie's guiding light but a burden for him and his siblings. Married to a philandering taxi-driver husband, Agnes keeps her pride by looking good - but under the surface, Agnes finds increasing solace in drink, and she drains away all the family has to live on -- on cans of extra-strong lager hidden in handbags and poured into tea mugs. Agnes's older children find their own ways to get a safe distance from their mother, abandoning Shuggie to care for her as she swings between alcoholic binges and sobriety. Shuggie is meanwhile struggling to somehow become the normal boy he desperately longs to be, but everyone has realized that he is "no right," a boy with a secret that all but him can see. Agnes is supportive of her son, but her addiction has the power to eclipse everyone close to her -- even her beloved Shuggie
Cataloging source
ATCDL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stuart, Douglas
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alcoholism
  • Poverty
  • Children of alcoholics
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Single mothers
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
Target audience
adult
Label
Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066781469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9781529019285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1111782743
Label
Shuggie Bain, Douglas Stuart
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066781469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9781529019285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1111782743

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