Kane's Ladder

Kane's Ladder

eBook - 2010
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It's 1975 and Britain is a country in political flux. In Glasgow the dirty old Victorian slums have been razed to the ground, replaced with brand new slums twenty stories high. Chips are a health food and the very mention of filet mignon would spark a riot on the Govan Road. As its citizens struggle to adapt to their changing world, they wonder what will replace the steel mills and the shipyards, whether they look stupid in flares and what the lyrics of the Bay City Rollers' 'Shang-A-Lang' actually mean? Ten-year-old Steve Duff longs to be poor and neglected like his friend Wally, whose parents are incapable drunks. Frustratingly for Steve, he's saddled with a conventional, stable and middle-class family. Then, over the course of a year, his father has a fling with a barmaid and leaves home, his mother's response is to start a psychology degree, his sister is arrested for demanding money with menaces and his brother gets a girl pregnant. As if the normal indignities of growing up weren't bad enough ... A funny touching and heart-warming debut novel that will strike a chord with anyone who has been an awkward kid at least once in their life.
Publisher: ©2010
[Place of publication not identified] :, Birlinn Ltd,, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781495652165
Characteristics: 1 online resource (272 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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