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Douglas Stuart - Welcome Home Shuggie Bain chaired by Janey Godley

Douglas Stuart - Welcome Home Shuggie Bain chaired by Janey Godley

Douglas Stuart - Welcome Home Shuggie Bain chaired by Janey Godley

Aye Write

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Dates and times

Friday 21 May 2021
4:45PM - 5:45PM

Welcome Home Shuggie Bain
Douglas Stuart chaired by Janey Godley
Sponsored by Turcan Connell

4.45pm – 5.45pm BST*

It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid for outright (like her perfect, but false, teeth). But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering husband, and soon she and her three children find themselves trapped in a decimated mining town. As she descends deeper into drink, the children try their best to save her, yet one by one they must abandon her to save themselves. It is her son Shuggie who holds out hope the longest. Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain became only the the second Scottish novel to win the coveted Man Booker Prize in 2020. He will be in conversation with the Actress, comedian and writer Janey Godley.

*This performance is pre-recorded and will be available to watch for three weeks after the broadcast date to accommodate different time zones.
This performance is included in the Aye Write 2021 festival pass, so you will not need to purchase this event if you have already purchased a pass.

Books are available to purchase from our bookseller partner supports independent booksellers and for every book purchased 10% comes back to Aye Write and Wee Write, helping to invest in our city’s book festival and reader development programmes.

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