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Author: Irvine Welsh

ISBN: 9780099535584
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 11 April 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 13.1 x 4.2
Both a prequel to the world-renowned Trainspotting, and an alternative version of it, Skagboys is Irvine Welsh's greatest work.

The Number One Bestseller

Mark Renton has it all: he's good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a bright future. But there's no room for him in the 1980s and when his family starts to fracture, Mark's life swings out of control. The way out is heroin. It's no better for his friends - Spud Murphy is laid off from his job, Tommy Lawrence finds himself sucked into a life of petty Crime, violence and the world of the psychotic Franco Begbie. Only Sick Boy seems to ride the current, scamming and hustling his way through it all. Exhilarating and moving, Skagboys charts their journey from likely lads to young addicts in a decade which changed Britain forever.

About the Author

Irvine Welsh is the author of seven previous novels and four books of shorter fiction. He currently lives in Chicago.

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