Toy Fights (Hardback)Don Paterson (author)
Chronicling a turbulent, dysfunctional and frequently hilarious childhood on a Dundee housing estate, this invigorating memoir from the acclaimed poet and musician is a frenzy of sugar addiction, origami, the Osmonds and avoiding other children who want to kick lumps out of him.
Exquisitely sharp, deeply humane and brutally hilarious, Toy Fights is a future classic from one of the greatest writers of his generation.
Don Paterson was born in Dundee, Scotland, in 1963. He spent his boyhood on a council housing estate. When he wasn't busy dreading his birthdays, dodging kids who wanted to kill him in a game of Toy Fights, working with his country-and-western singer dad, screwing up in the Boys' Brigade, obsessing over God, origami, The Osmonds, stamps, sex or Scottish football cards, he was developing a sugar addiction, failing his exams, playing guitar, falling in love, dodging employment and descending into madness. While he didn't manage to figure out who he was meant to be, the first twenty years of his life - before he took a chance, packed his guitar and boarded a train to London - did, for better or worse, shape who he would become.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 492 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 27 mm
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