Kieron Smith, Boy

Kieron Smith, Boy

eBook - 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.

Publisher: [United States] :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2008.
ISBN: 9780547541174
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Restrictions on Access: Digital content provided by hoopla.


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