Penguin Books Ltd
FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141014890
RRP: £9.99
PAGES: 432
PUBLICATION DATE: April 30, 2009


Kieron Smith, Boy

By (author) James Kelman

Rejected by his brother and largely ignored by his parents, Kieron Smith finds comfort – and endless stories – in the home of his much-loved grandparents. But when his family move to a new housing scheme on the outskirts of Glasgow, a world away from the close community of the tenements, Kieron struggles to find a way to adapt to his new life. Kieron Smith, boy is a brilliant evocation of an urban childhood. Capturing the joys, frustrations, injustices, excitements, revels, battles, games, uncertainties, questions, lies, discoveries and sheer of wonder of boyhood, it is a story of one boy and every boy. It is James Kelman at his very best.

Reviews of Kieron Smith, Boy

'Magnificent and important … might just be Kelman's greatest achievement to date' – Irvine Welsh, Financial Times 'A vibrant, beautiful portrait of childhood ' The Times 'I have read no other depiction of the inner life of a boy that comes as close as this to The Catcher in the Rye ' Literary Review

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