Kieron Smith, boy

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[2008]
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I had cousins at sea. One was in the Cadets. I was wanting to join. My maw did not want me to but my da said I could if I wanted, it was a good life and ye saved yer money, except if ye were daft and done silly things. He said it to me. I would just have to grow up first. James Kelman's triumph in Kieron Smith, boy is to bring us completely inside the head of a child and remind us what strange and beautiful things happen in there. Here is the story of a boyhood in a large industrial city during a time of great social change. Kieron grows from age five to early adolescence amid the general trauma of everyday life--the death of a beloved grandparent, the move to a new home. A whole world is brilliantly realized: sectarian football matches; ferryboats on the river; the unfairness of being a younger brother; climbing drainpipes, trees, and roofs; dogs, cats, sex, and ghosts. This is a powerful, often hilarious, startlingly direct evocation of childhood.

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subject_facetBildungsromans
Children -- Scotland -- Glasgow -- Fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Glasgow (Scotland) -- Fiction
Glasgow (Scotland) -- Social conditions -- Fiction
Grandparent and child -- Fiction
title_displayKieron Smith, boy
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Kieron Smith, boy [electronic resource] / James Kelman
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Electronic books
Grandparent and child
Social conditions