ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: May 5, 2005
You Have to be Careful in the Land of the Free
By (author) James Kelman
Jeremiah Brown is a man of extremes. So when he nips out for a quick drink on the eve of returning to his native Scotland after twelve years in America, anything could happen. Anything at all. Just one quick drink to help him sleep but there’s something about this town and this bar that reminds him of his ex. Soon the memories are flooding in and as the night goes on and the decision to stop smoking looks increasingly ill-timed for a card-carrying alien of questionable politics, Jeremiah getting on that flight tomorrow starts to seem far from certain. Is there any such thing as a certainty? Not tonight. Tonight the only thing certain is that you have to be very careful in the land of the free.
Reviews of You Have to be Careful in the Land of the Free
PRAISE FOR YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL IN THE LAND OF THE FREE"Very, very fine . . . It may also be the best-it's certainly the most paranoid-book we've had thus far about the political and social reverberations of 9/11 in this country . . . Deft and moving . . .Very funny."-THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
James Kelman’s books include Not not while the giro, Greyhound for Breakfast, The Busconductor Hines, A Disaffection, How late it was, how late, The Good Times, Translated Accounts, and his essay collection ‘And the Judges said …’ .