Dirt Road

by James Kelman

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Dirt Road Synopsis

'The truth is he didn't care how long he was going away. Forever would have suited him. It didn't matter it was America.' Murdo, a teenager obsessed with music, wishes for a life beyond the constraints of his Scottish island home and dreams of becoming his own man. Tom, battered by loss, stumbles backwards towards the future, terrified of losing his dignity, his control, his son and the last of his family life. Both are in search of something new as they set out on an expedition into the American South. On the road we discover whether the hopes of youth can conquer the fears of age.

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Dirt Road Press Reviews

'A true original ... A real artist' -- Irvine Welsh, Guardian

'The greatest British novelist of our time' Sunday Herald

'Probably the most influential novelist of the post-war period' The Times

'A writer of world stature, a 21st century Modern' Scotsman

'The greatest living British novelist' Amit Chaudhuri

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ISBN: 9781782118220
Publication date: 14/07/2016
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782118220
Publication date: 14th July 2016
Author: James Kelman
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About James Kelman

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 went on to win the Booker Prize five years later with How Late it Was, How Late, before being shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2009 and 2011.

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