Shuggie Bain: A Novel
by Douglas Stuart
***WINNER of the 2020 Booker Prize***
Recommendations from our site
“It’s tender and upsetting at the same time; but hopeful in the way it looks at family and desire. It’s one of those books where once you have engaged with the characters they will be hard to forget. It’s full of both heartwarming and heartbreaking situations. The author has pulled it off so well, it’s amazing to think that it is a debut.” Read more...
The Best Fiction of 2020: The Booker Prize Shortlist
Margaret Busby, Publisher
Another first novel making waves is Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain; only just out in the UK, it was published to enormous acclaim across the Atlantic in the spring and has already been longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. Stuart, a Glaswegian living in New York, has written a bleakly beautiful novel of an alcoholic mother and her son struggling to get by in the brutal, hyper-masculine culture of 1980s Glasgow. It will break your heart.