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How Late It Was How Late

How Late It Was How Late
 

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE `A passionate, scintillating, brilliant song of a book'Guardian Sammy's had a bad week. and he might have been trying to fix a bit of business up with an old mate, he's not too sure.

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ISBN 9781529112702
Barcode 9781529112702
Published 5 September 2019 by Vintage
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Kelman, James
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ISBN-13 9781529112702
ISBN-10 1529112702
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Publication Date 5 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kelman, James
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 330g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Glasgow Scotland - Fiction, Scottish writers : 1945 -
NBS Text Encyclopedias & General Reference
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE `A passionate, scintillating, brilliant song of a book' Guardian Sammy's had a bad week. Most of it's just a blank space in his mind, and the bits that he can remember, he'd rather not. His wallet's gone, along with his new shoes, he's been arrested then beaten up by the police and thrown out on the street - and he's just gone blind. He remembers a row with his girlfriend, but she seems to have disappeared; and he might have been trying to fix a bit of business up with an old mate, he's not too sure. Things aren't looking too good for Sammy and his problems have hardly begun.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A passionate, scintillating, brilliant song of a book * Guardian * Forging a wholly distinctive style from the bruised cadences of demotic Glaswegian, Kelman renders the hidden depths of ordinary lives in sardonic, abrasive prose which is more revealing of feelings that could ever be expected...as uplifting a novel as one could ever hope to read * Sunday Telegraph * A work of marvellous vibrance and richness of character... it convinces, it charms, it entertains, it informs and it has life.... How Late it Was, How Late deserves every accolade it gets * New York Times *

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Author's Bio

James Kelman was born in Glasgow in 1946. His books include Not not while the giro, The Busconducter Hines, A Chancer, Greyhound for Breakfast, which won the 1987 Cheltenham Prize, and A Disaffection, which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and How late it was, how late, which won the 1994 Booker Prize.

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