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How Late It Was, How Late

Kelman, James

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ISBN 10: 0393038173 / ISBN 13: 9780393038170
Edité par Norton, 1995
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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First Edition (first U.S. printing). A novel by the author of THE BUSCONDUCTOR HINES and GREYHOUND FOR BREAKFAST, a story told "in the utterly uncensored language of the Scottish lower classes" of an ex-convict and sometime shoplifter. Winner of the Booker Prize. Fine/Fine but for light rubbing to the "Booker Prize Winner" sticker on the front dust jacket panel. Signed by Kelman on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 71942

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Titre : How Late It Was, How Late

Éditeur : Norton

Date d'édition : 1995

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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Synopsis :

Sammy's had a bad week - 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. Things aren't looking too good for Sammy and his problems have hardly begun.

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"Ye wake in a corner and stay there hoping yer body will disappear, the thoughts smothering ye; these thoughts; but ye want to remember and face up to things, just something keeps ye from doing it, why can ye no do it; the words filling yer head: then the other words; there's something wrong; there's something far far wrong; ye're no a good man, ye're just no a good man." From the moment Sammy wakes slumped in a park corner, stiff and sore after a two-day drunk and wearing another man's shoes, James Kelman's Booker Prize-winning novel How Late it Was, How Late loosens a torrent of furious stream-of-consciousness prose that never lets up. Beaten savagely by Glasgow police, the shoplifting ex-con Sammy is hauled off to jail, where he wakes to a world gone black. For the rest of the novel he stumbles around the rainy streets of Glasgow, brandishing a sawed-off mop handle and trying in vain to make sense of the nightmare his life has become. Sammy's girlfriend disappears; the police question him for a crime they won't name; the doctor refuses to admit that he's blind; and his attempts to get disability compensation tangle in Kafkaesque red tape. Gritty, profane, darkly comic, and steeped in both American country music and working class Scottish vernacular, Sammy's is a voice the reader won't soon forget. --Mary Park

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