If You Liked School, You’ll Love Work
By (author) Irvine Welsh
In ‘Rattlesnakes’, three young Americans find themselves lost in the desert, held captive by armed Mexicans; in ‘The DOGS of Lincoln Park’, a mysterious Korean chef may or may not have something to do with the disappearance of a socialite’s pooch; an English bar owner battles to keep all his balls in the air on the Costa Brava; a film biographer becomes a piece of movie memorabilia himself in ‘Miss Arizona’; and in the ‘Kingdom of Fife’; an ex-jockey and table-football star of Cowdenbeath takes on the charms of Jenni Cahill and her remarkable jodhpurs…
Reviews of If You Liked School, You’ll Love Work
"Vigorous, stunningly funny…whimsical, warm, surreal, grotesque and brilliant" Guardian "Irvine Welsh is a terrific mimic… This collection of stories is a chorus of voices – rude, rough, discordant, filthy and often very, very funny. It's a pleasure to watch him larking about with the language… Brilliant" The Times "This new collection is a rambunctious return to the glory days of Trainspotting… Dazzlingly diverse… Sick and vigorous, written with Welsh's inimitable in-yer-face energy" Sunday Telegraph "This smutty, macabre collection exudes a compelling energy" Daily Mail "Scary, erotic and extremely funny" Literary Review
Irvine Welsh is the author of eight previous works of fiction, most recently The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs. He lives in Dublin.