Shuggie Bain

Shuggie Bain
Author: Douglas Stuart
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2020-02-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0802148050

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WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD A stunning debut novel by a masterful writer telling the heartwrenching story of a young boy and his alcoholic mother, whose love is only matched by her pride. Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh “Shuggie” Bain, 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. She dreams of a house with its own front door while she flicks through the pages of the Freemans catalogue, ordering a little happiness on credit, anything to brighten up her grey life. Married to a philandering taxi-driver husband, Agnes keeps her pride by looking good—her beehive, make-up, and pearly-white false teeth offer a glamorous image of a Glaswegian Elizabeth Taylor. But under the surface, Agnes finds increasing solace in drink, and she drains away the lion’s share of each week’s benefits—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. A heartbreaking story of addiction, sexuality, and love, Shuggie Bain is an epic portrayal of a working-class family that is rarely seen in fiction. Recalling the work of Édouard Louis, Alan Hollinghurst, Frank McCourt, and Hanya Yanagihara, it is a blistering debut by a brilliant novelist who has a powerful and important story to tell.

Shuggie Bain

Shuggie Bain
Author: Douglas Stuart
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-02-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1529019303

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Winner of the Booker Prize 2020 Winner of 'Book of the Year' at the British Book Awards 2021 Winner of 'Debut of the Year' at the British Book Awards 2021 A BBC 'Big Jubilee Read' 'A heartbreaking novel' – The Times 'An amazingly intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of addiction, courage and love.' – The judges of the Booker Prize 'Tender and unsentimental . . . The Billy Elliot-ish character of Shuggie . . . leaps off the page.' – Daily Mail 'Douglas Stuart has written a first novel of rare and lasting beauty.' – Observer It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life, dreaming of greater things. But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering husband, and as she descends deeper into drink, the children try their best to save her, yet one by one they must abandon her to save themselves. It is her son Shuggie who holds out hope the longest. Shuggie is different, he is clearly no’ right. But Shuggie believes that if he tries his hardest, he can be normal like the other boys and help his mother escape this hopeless place. Shuggie Bain lays bare the ruthlessness of poverty, the limits of love, and the hollowness of pride. For readers of Hanya Yanagihara, Emma Donoghue, Alan Hollinghurst and Frank McCourt, it is a heartbreaking novel by a brilliant writer with a powerful and important story to tell.

Current Affairs December 2020 eBook

Current Affairs December 2020 eBook
Author: Jagranjosh
Publsiher: Jagran Prakashan Ltd.
Total Pages:
Release: 2020-12-09
Genre: Education
ISBN:

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Current Affairs December 2020 eBook is created by keeping the demands of recent pattern of various competitive exams in major view. It is brought to you by Jagranjosh.com. The topics for cover story and entire news section are selected on the basis of an analysis of general awareness sections in all important exams including IAS, PCS, BANK, SSC, Insurance and others. And the time duration of topics covered in magazine includes all exam oriented current affairs of November 2020. It presents the comprehensive coverage of the events of current affairs which are chosen on the basis of the requirements of all important exams. It covers all exam oriented current affairs of November 2020 with all required facts and analysis. The analysis of all the events related to National, International, Economy, Science & Technology, Environment & Ecology is done in a way that fulfills the demand of all the important exams including IAS. The language used in the magazine is lucid and easy-to-understand language. The eBook is expected to be handy for most of forthcoming exams like, Civil Services Examination, Various Insurance AO Exams, PCS exams, MAT and others.

Shuggie Bain

Shuggie Bain
Author:
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Total Pages:
Release: 2021
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ISBN: 9789100182472

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Året är 1981 och industristaden Glasgow är nere för räkning. Under Thatchers järnhårda styre måste man kämpa för att överleva. Glamorösa Agnes Bain har alltid haft större drömmar än så, men så liknar hon ju en riktig stjärna, med tänder som lyser upp mörkret.Men när hennes man lämnar familjen faller allt samman och det kommer an på barnen att fånga Agnes. Shuggie Bain, minstingen, är den som håller ut längst. Men Shuggie drömmer sig också bort, från gruvområdet och från den hånfulla omgivning som aldrig låter honom glömma att han är annorlunda.Douglas Stuarts Bookernominerade debutroman SHUGGIE BAIN är en berättelse om klass och kärlek. Den har fått ett storartat mottagande och jämförts med såväl Frank McCourt, Hanya Yanagihara och Éduoard Louis som James Joyce. "En debut som känns som ett mästerverk", skrev Washington Post.

The Queerness of Childhood

The Queerness of Childhood
Author: Anna Fishzon
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2022-08-22
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1137591951

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This book represents a meeting of queer theorists and psychoanalysts around the figure of the child. Its intention is not only to interrogate the discursive work performed on, and by, the child in these fields, but also to provide a stage for examining how psychoanalysis and queer theory themselves interact, with the understanding that the meeting of these discourses is most generative around the queer time and sexualities of childhood. From the theoretical perspectives of queer theory, psychoanalysis, anthropology, and gender studies, the chapters explore cultural, aesthetic, and historical forms and phenomena that are aimed at, or are about, children, and that give expression to and make room for the queerness of childhood.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering
Author: YCT Expert Team
Publsiher: YOUTH COMPETITION TIMES
Total Pages: 540
Release:
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
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Tall Tales

Tall Tales
Author: Marcia Davey
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2021-04-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1664171975

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Tall Tales is a collection of short stories. Hey Good Lookin is a story about a young woman who discovers that she doesn’t have a favorite song. What’s wrong with her? Does everybody else have a favorite song? Is this more evidence of her social awkwardness? She will try to fix it. Rescued is about memorials to those we’ve lost. For some, remembering causes us to retreat into an uncomfortable place; to relive the trauma. The Plowman is a profile of life in a small village and the dynamics of loyalty and alienation.

General Studies SSC

General Studies  SSC
Author: YCT Expert Team
Publsiher: YOUTH COMPETITION TIMES
Total Pages: 960
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2022-23 SSC CGL/CHSL/CPO SI/JE/MTS/GD General Studies Chapter-wise Solved Papers

Young Mungo

Young Mungo
Author: Douglas Stuart
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-04-14
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1529068797

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The number one Sunday Times bestseller 'A touching, tender tale of boy meets boy in the bleak tenements of Glasgow . . . Superb' – The Times ‘Best Summer Reading’ 'Love and hope across the religious divide in a fervent, gritty and emotionally engrossing novel' –The Guardian 'Best Reads For Summer' ‘Writing of transcendent beauty’ – The Financial Times ‘Best Summer Books’ The extraordinary, powerful second novel from the Booker prizewinning author of Shuggie Bain, Young Mungo is both a vivid portrayal of working-class life and the deeply moving story of the dangerous first love of two young men: Mungo and James. Born under different stars, Protestant Mungo and Catholic James live in a hyper-masculine world. They are caught between two of Glasgow’s housing estates where young working-class men divide themselves along sectarian lines, and fight territorial battles for the sake of reputation. They should be sworn enemies if they’re to be seen as men at all, and yet they become best friends as they find a sanctuary in the doocot that James has built for his prize racing pigeons. As they begin to fall in love, they dream of escaping the grey city, and Mungo must work hard to hide his true self from all those around him, especially from his elder brother Hamish, a local gang leader with a brutal reputation to uphold. But the threat of discovery is constant and the punishment unspeakable. When Mungo’s mother sends him on a fishing trip to a loch in Western Scotland, with two strange men behind whose drunken banter lie murky pasts, he needs to summon all his inner strength and courage to get back to a place of safety, a place where he and James might still have a future. Imbuing the everyday world of its characters with rich lyricism, Douglas Stuart’s Young Mungo is a gripping and revealing story about the meaning of masculinity, the push and pull of family, the violence faced by so many queer people, and the dangers of loving someone too much.

50 Solved Papers SSC CGL Combined Graduate Level Tier 1 Prelims Exam 2022

50 Solved Papers SSC CGL Combined Graduate Level Tier 1 Prelims Exam 2022
Author: Arihant Experts
Publsiher: Arihant Publications India limited
Total Pages: 549
Release: 2021-01-12
Genre:
ISBN: 9325797291

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1. SSC SCL - TIER I Solved Papers is complete practice package 2. 50 previous years solved papers 3. Every paper is accompanied with answers for quick revision 4. Solved papers Paper are provided for practice The Staff Selection Commission or (SSC) has been one of the most desirable organisations for Government exam in India. Aspirants appearing for the exams are required to have a proper guidance and preparation to get into the different departments of Government. Here’s the revised edition of “SSC CGL Online Pre Examination 2022 – 50 Practice Sets” that has been designed strictly on the lines of latest exam Syllabus & pattern to prepare aspirants for the upcoming paper. As the titles of the book suggests, it has 50 practice sets and Previous Years papers for the complete practice. Answers provided to every question are well explained with proper details, facts and figures. With this highly useful book, keep record of your progress and boost confidence to clear upcoming Tier-I 2022. TOC Solved Papers (1-50)

Body Politics Rethinking Gender and Masculinity

Body Politics Rethinking Gender and Masculinity
Author: Tanmoy Baghira & Ananya Mukherjee
Publsiher: Tanmoy Baghira & Ananya Mukherjee
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2021-01-31
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 8194885000

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The research on men and masculinities traces back to the women’s and gay liberation movements that challenged existing understandings of gender and power. This proposes to look into gender as socially constructed than what was earlier thought to be biological. As a logical extension of Feminism, Masculinity Studies looks into sex/gender as a discursive social construct and tries to understand them through theoretical hermeneutics. Instead of considering masculinity to be ‘natural character type’, ‘a behavioural average’ or ‘a norm’, the focus should be given to the process through which the gendered bodies perform. In this regard, sex/gender is not fixed, instead is in a continuous flux; thus, masculinity should be recognised as a gender presentation that is continuously transforming and evolving. This volume, Body Politics: Rethinking Gender and Masculinity will engage with the current developments in the field of Masculinity Studies and will try to diversify the issues of gender and masculinity.

Shuggie Bain

Shuggie Bain
Author: Douglas Stuart
Publsiher: Nieuw Amsterdam
Total Pages:
Release: 2021-01-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9046827585

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Winnaar van de Booker Prize 2020 - Meer dan 50.000 exx verkocht in Nederland! Hugh 'Shuggie' Bain brengt in de jaren tachtig zijn jeugd door in een vervallen sociale huurwoning in Glasgow. Agnes, zijn moeder, is alles voor Shuggie. Zij behoudt haar trots door er altijd goed uit te zien. Toch zoekt ze steeds vaker troost in drank. Shuggie probeert intussen uit alle macht normaal te zijn, ook al ziet iedereen dat hij 'anders' is dan de andere jongens. Agnes steunt haar zoon, maar haar verslaving begint alles te overschaduwen, zelfs de liefde voor haar Shuggie. 'Prachtig! Ik ga dit aan iedereen cadeau doen.' Paul de Leeuw 'Een van de mooiste boeken die ik in mijn leven gelezen heb.' Carolien Borgers 'Shuggie Bain toont vooral hoe armoede mensen elk perspectief op een beter leven kan ontnemen. En toch gloort altijd ergens hoop aan de horizon en is de onbaatzuchtige liefde van een kind voor zijn moeder vaak het enige dat overeind blijft. Shuggie Bain verdient alle lof. *****' Nieuwsblad 'Hij is haar laatste splintertje hoop, zij is de stralende zon van zijn universum. Tot ze implodeert: Shuggie Bain schetst een schrijnend portret van een moeder en een zoon en van vernietigende armoede.' De Standaard 'Het debuut dat leest als een meesterwerk.' Washington Post 'Dit boek vervult je met verbijstering en verwondering.' The New York Times Book Review 'Deze roman breekt je hart, en is even meedogenloos als prachtig.' The Times

British Cultural Identities

British Cultural Identities
Author: Mike Storry
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2022-08-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 1000630439

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The sixth edition of British Cultural Identities assesses the degree to which being British impinges on the identity of the many people who belong to contemporary Britain. Twenty-first-century British identity is analysed through the various and changing ways in which people who live in the UK position themselves and are positioned by their culture. Using examples from contemporary and popular culture, each chapter covers one of eight intersecting themes including places and peoples, education, work and leisure, gender, sex and the family, youth culture and style, class and politics, ethnicity and language, religion, and heritage. This new edition is fully updated to include the latest information on Britain in the 2020s. It explains the influences that shape British identities and outlines the important current debates stemming from cultural, social, and political change. Considering contemporary touchstones and recent national statistics, the contributors place modern British life in the context of the activities, events, and society found in the UK across recent decades. The book is the perfect introductory text for students of contemporary British society, containing photographs, tables, timelines, discussion questions, cultural examples and suggestions for further resources at the end of each chapter.

Abundance

Abundance
Author: Jakob Guanzon
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-01-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0349702683

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LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION 'A tense, yet tender portrait of a father and son trying to escape life on the margin. Determination and despair collide in this unforgettable debut, with an ending that broke my heart' Douglas Stuart, Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain Evicted from their trailer on New Year's Eve, Henry and his son, Junior, have been reduced to living out of a pick-up truck. Six months later, things are even more desperate. Henry, barely a year out of prison for selling drugs, is down to his last pocketful of cash, and little remains between him and the street. But hope is on the horizon: today is Junior's birthday, and Henry has a job interview tomorrow. To celebrate, Henry treats Junior to dinner at McDonald's, followed by a night in a real bed at a discount hotel. For a moment, as Junior watches TV and Henry practises for his interview in the bathtub, all seems well. But after Henry has a disastrous altercation in the parking lot and Junior succumbs to a fever, father and son are sent into the night, struggling to hold things together. Each chapter of this deeply emotional and compassionate novel begins with amount of money in Henry's pocket, showing how literally father and son's fortunes can turn on a dime. Can they make it through tomorrow? What people are saying about Abundance: 'Extremely heartbreaking, I constantly had a pit in my stomach... My heart hurt so much...I loved it! The emotions and feelings in this story were just written so beautifully.' Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'I guarantee your heart will not leave your throat for one second reading this... Will haunt you long after you set the book down.' Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Broke my heart but I couldn't stop reading.' Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Full of beauty, honesty and unexpected grace.' Gary Shteyngart 'A quest, a page-turner, and above all a love story, Abundance lays bare one father's brutal, tender hustle to care for his son in a winner-takes-all world.' Mia Alvar 'Gut-wrenching... Truly heartbreaking... Told with compassion and vivid detail... Feels tense right to the very end... Brilliant.' Goodreads Reviewer 'Will rip your heart out.' Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Free Sample 15 Practice Sets for RBI Office Attendants Exam 2021

 Free Sample  15 Practice Sets for RBI Office Attendants Exam 2021
Author: Disha Experts
Publsiher: Disha Publications
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Release: 2020-07-01
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Practice Book

Practice Book
Author: YCT Expert Team
Publsiher: YOUTH COMPETITION TIMES
Total Pages: 144
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Oswaal One For All Olympiad Previous Years Solved Papers Class 4 General Knowledge Book For 2022 23 Exam

Oswaal One For All Olympiad Previous Years  Solved Papers  Class 4 General Knowledge Book  For 2022 23 Exam
Author: Oswaal Editorial Board
Publsiher: Oswaal Books and Learning Private Limited
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2022-06-30
Genre: Study Aids
ISBN: 9354235395

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