Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh (Paperback)

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Description

This novel looks at life in the dark underside of Edinburgh, the AIDS capital of Europe, through the jaded eyes and harsh vernacular of heroin addict Mark Renton, who is sick of his friends, sick with the city and its deserted docklands, and above all sick with himself.

Product Details

Barcode
9780749336509
Department
Books
Released
5 Feb 1996
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Irvine Welsh
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage
Number of Pages
352
Dimensions
198 x 130 x 23mm (248g)

Annotation

'An unremitting powerhouse of a novel that marks the arrival of a major new talent. Trainspotting is a loosely knotted string of jagged, dislocated tales that lay bare the hearts of darkness of the junkies, wide-boys and psychos who ride in the down escalator of opportunity in the nation's capital.

Summary

A jarring, fragmented ride through the dark underbelly of Edinburgh, the festival city. There is not an advocate, a festival performer or a fur coat in sight as, with bitter passion and rancid humour, Welsh lays bare the lives of this ill-starred bunch of addicts, alcoholics and no-hopers.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Inside Flap

ragmented ride through the dark underbelly of Edinburgh, the festival city. There is not an advocate, a festival performer or a fur coat in sight as, with bitter passion and rancid humour, Welsh lays bare the lives of this ill-starred bunch of addicts, alcoholics and no-hopers.