Jeff Torrington

Swing hammer swing!

Paperback

first published by Martin Secker & Warberg, 1992.

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SKU/ISBN: 9780749397470 Categories: , Tags: , ,

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From the infamous Glasgow slum, the Gorbals, Tam Clay chronicles a week in his life, in the last days before the demolishers move in. Intersecting friends, old-timers and eccentrics, navigating his pregnant wife, frisky bedfellows and debt collectors, Tam stumbles through a derelict world on an odyssey of self-discovery. Wildly funny, outlandish and insanely ambitious – thirty years in the writing – Torrington’s pulverised ’60s Glasgow is crammed to the crevices with a blizzard of his unique and insatiable genius.

An “energetic, irreverent and very funny” (New York Times Book Review) first novel set in Glasgow during a single week in the late sixties. Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, called it “a rich Scotch broth of language, steaming with metaphor…and pungent dialect.” Winner of Britain’s Whitbread Book of the Year Award.

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