Dirt Road

Author: James Kelman
Homepage 9781782118251

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  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9781782118251
  • : Canongate Books
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  • : 0.27
  • : July 2017
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2017
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  • : James Kelman
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  • : Paperback
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  • : English
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Description

Shortlisted for Saltire Fiction Book of the Year 2016 'A celebration of what it is to be human' Spectator Murdo, a teenager obsessed with music, dreams of a life beyond home. His recently widowed dad, Tom, stumbles towards the future, terrified of losing what remains of his family. Both are in search of something as they set out from rural Scotland on a journey to the American South.

Author description

James Kelman was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1989 with A Disaffection, which also won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. He then went on to win the Booker Prize five years later with How Late It Was, How Late, before being shortlisted twice for the Man Booker International Prize, in 2009 and 2011. Dirt Road was shortlisted for the Saltire Fiction Book of the Year in 2016. His most recent book of stories, That Was a Shiver, is published by Canongate in 2017.