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  • Published: 22 October 1999
  • ISBN: 9780099283096
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99
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A Disaffection


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The endlessly inventive and gripping story of one man's rebellion and passion

Patrick Doyle is a twenty-nine-year-old teacher in an ordinary comprehensive school. Isolated, frustrated and increasingly bitter at the system he is employed to maintain, he begins his rebellion, fuelled by drink and his passionate, unrequited love for a fellow teacher.

  • Pub date: 22 October 1999
  • ISBN: 9780099283096
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

James Kelman

James Kelman was born in Glasgow in 1946. His books include Not not while the giro, The Busconducter Hines, A Chancer, Greyhound for Breakfast, which won the 1987 Cheltenham Prize, and A Disaffection, which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and How late it was, how late, which won the 1994 Booker Prize.

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Praise for A Disaffection

“His style is endlessly inventive, his characters have huge souls and his point of view is uncompromising. If people don't start listening, they only have themselves to blame”

Observer

“Kelman has artistry, authenticity and a voice of singular power. A Disaffection leaves one reassured and indeed optimistic about the state of British literature today.”

Independent


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