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  • Published: 15 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099554622
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99

Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma




Winner of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust First Book Award 2013 and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2012, Tony Hogan introduces an irresistible new Scottish voice…

Winner of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust First Book Award 2013, Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the Sky Arts Awards, the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award, the Saltire Scottish First Book of the Year, the Portsmouth First Fiction Award, the Green Carnation Prize and the Polari Prize

‘More than just one of the best debuts of the year; one of the best books of the year. It should do for Aberdeen what Trainspotting did for Edinburgh’ Louise Welsh, Herald

When Janie Ryan is born, she is destined to be the latest in a long line of Aberdeen fishwives.

Ahead of her lies a life filled with feckless men, filthy council flats and bread & marge sandwiches.

But Janie isn’t like the rest of them. She wants a different life.

And Janie, born and bred for combat, is ready to fight for it.

  • Published: 15 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099554622
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Kerry Hudson

Kerry Hudson was born in Aberdeen. Her first novel, Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma, won the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust First Book Award and was shortlisted for an array of prizes including the Guardian First Book Award and the Sky Arts Awards. Thirst, her second novel, won the prestigious prix Femina etranger. Lowborn is her first work of non-fiction, and her journey has led to a highly successful column for the Pool. She currently lives in Liverpool.

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Praise for Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma

Hudson’s ear for language…raises this debut novel well above the average

Lesley McDowell, Glasgow Sunday Herald

Janie’s irrepressible, childish glee and the sly humour into which it evolves give the novel a wry self-awareness that is both refreshing and endearing

Lettie Ransley, Observer

A gripping, often hilarious tale of growing up in the slums of Aberdeen. Hard to put down owing to the power of the narrative, its DNA is part Roddy Doyle/part Irvine Welsh

Ijeoma Onweluzo, The Lady

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