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Shuggie Bain pdf is the unforgettable story of young Hugh "Shuggie" Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood.

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Book Name Shuggie Bain
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Author Douglas Stuart
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This 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. A poignant coming-of-age story, with all its wonder and danger intact.

Shuggie Bain. A quiet and vulnerable boy who spent his childhood in the run-down public housing of postwar Glasgow, Hugh “Shuggie” Bain was born with the condition that made him appear to others as physically disabled. But what he lacked in physical strength, he more than made up for with an uncanny ability to see things clearly and a willingness to use this gift to protect those he loves.

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart is a childhood story set in 1980s Glasgow and tells the story of young Hugh ‘Shuggie’ Bain, who spends his childhood in public housing. The book tells how Shuggie leaves school early, enters a dangerous world of drugs, and becomes drawn into gang life through friends whose parents have also been affected by unemployment.

Shuggie Bain is a dream of childhood that is as true as it is devastating. It is a heartwarming and heartbreaking story that examines the preciousness of youth while exploring the horrors of addiction. The tale follows young Hugh “Shuggie” Bain, 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.

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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 Freeman’s catalog, 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 glamourous 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 become somehow the ordinary 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 Edouard Louis, Alan Hollinghurst, Frank McCourt, and Hanya Yanagihara, it is a blistering debut by a brilliant novelist who has a robust and influential story to tell.

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