Is Shuggie Bain a good book club book?

Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain doesn’t have a great deal of hope in it. It is gritty realism well executed. It is a return to the vibe of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting. but arguably with a sharper focus on women, friendship, relationships and sexuality.

Who reads Shuggie Bain?

Listening Length17 hours and 30 minutes
AuthorDouglas Stuart
NarratorAngus King
Whispersync for VoiceReady Release Date20 February 2020

Is Shuggie Bain available on Audible?

One of the best-loved works by Douglas Stuart, this popular, renowned Fiction audiobook is now available for free download from Spotify, Deezer, and in high quality from Audible as well.

Who are the characters in Shuggie Bain?

Shuggie is the titular character of the novel, and the son of Agnes and Shug. As the youngest of Agnes’ three children, Shuggie is the most affected by Agnes’ drinking habit. From a young age he has lived in fear and anxiety of the catastrophic consequences of Agnes’ alcoholism.

Will Shuggie Bain be a movie?

The Crown’s Stephen Daldry is reported to be attached to direct Shuggie Bain and it will most probably air in 2024.

Does Shuggie Bain have a happy ending?

In the end, even when Agnes is gone, the trauma remains. Without her there to continue inflicting emotional pain though, Shuggie Bain holds the promise to cope with the ghost of her and grow into his true self.

How long is Shuggie Bain?

The average reader, reading at a speed of 300 WPM, would take 8 hours and 52 minutes to read Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart. As an Amazon Associate, How Long to Read earns from qualifying purchases. Thank you for helping to keep this site running!

Will there be a sequel to Shuggie Bain?

A HIT Glasgow-born author has confirmed his second book will be coming out soon after the roaring success of his debut novel. Shuggie Bain author Douglas Stuart topped the New York Times bestseller list with his first book about the trials and tribulations of a young boy growing up in tough 1970s Glasgow.

Who wrote Shuggie Bain?

Douglas Stuart

Is Shuggie Bain Based on the authors life?

Shuggie Bain is an autobiographical novel set in Glasgow in the 1980s. It follows the life of Shuggie, an impoverished boy struggling to look after his single mother, Agnes, an alcoholic, even as he grapples with his own sexuality.

What happened to Catherine in Shuggie Bain?

Catherine marries and moves away; Leek is withdrawn and often goes unnoticed, spending long days at work or filling his sketchbooks.


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