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  • Published: 15 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099268765
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

The Deadman's Pedal



Winner of the James Tait Black Fiction Prize this is 'A wonderful reconstruction of small-town Scotland in the 1970s, a hymn to teenage innocence and an elegy for old industries and the men who worked in them - Alan Warner's best yet'Herald

Winner of the James Tait Black Fiction Prize

For 16-year-old Simon Crimmons there is not a lot to do. Going nowhere, fed up with school, he leaves to work as a driver on the trains. That summer he is introduced to a world of grown-up glamour, strikes and girlfriends. When Simon falls for the ethereal, aristocratic Varie, he finds freedom and adventure but will it be at a price? Too 'posh' for the railways, too 'working class' for Varie, Simon must navigate what it means to be a man as his world is turned upside down.

  • Published: 15 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099268765
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Alan Warner

Alan Warner is the author of eight novels: Morvern Callar, These Demented Lands, The Sopranos, The Man Who Walks, The Worms Can Carry Me to Heaven, The Stars in the Bright Sky, which was longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, The Deadman's Pedal and Their Lips Talk of Mischief. He is Writer in Residence at Edinburgh University.

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Praise for The Deadman's Pedal

If you still haven’t read it from last year, Alan Warner’s The Deadman’s Pedal was out in paperback in this. Read it

Janice Galloway, Scotsman

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