How Late It Was How Late: The classic BOOKER PRIZE winning novel (Paperback)
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How Late It Was How Late: The classic BOOKER PRIZE winning novel (Paperback)

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Published: 05/09/2019
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Waterstones Says

The first Scottish novel to win the Booker Prize, Kellman’s vernacular masterpiece about a Glaswegian Sammy who finds himself out of luck in every way possible shines with rich characterisation and a unique spirit.

Winner of the Booker Prize 1994

Sammy's had a bad week.

Most of it's just a blank space in his mind, and the bits that he can remember, he'd rather not. His wallet's gone, along with his new shoes, he's been arrested then beaten up by the police and thrown out on the street - and he's just gone blind. He remembers a row with his girlfriend, but she seems to have disappeared; and he might have been trying to fix a bit of business up with an old mate, he's not too sure.

Things aren't looking too good for Sammy and his problems have hardly begun.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781529112702
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 287 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


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A passionate, scintillating, brilliant song of a book - Guardian

Forging a wholly distinctive style from the bruised cadences of demotic Glaswegian, Kelman renders the hidden depths of ordinary lives in sardonic, abrasive prose which is more revealing of feelings that could ever be expected...as uplifting a novel as one could ever hope to read - Sunday Telegraph

A work of marvellous vibrance and richness of character… it convinces, it charms, it entertains, it informs and it has life…. How Late it Was, How Late deserves every accolade it gets - New York Times

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“An unusual Book-er...”

Kelman won the 1994 Booker Prize with this, but the book split the panel and one member walked out in disgust. For sure, this book will not be everyone's favourite. The language is pretty hurrendous throughout,... More

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