Living in a bedsit, just coping with the boredom of being a busconductor, and fully aware that his plans to emigrate to Australia won't come to anything, Robert Hines is a young Glaswegian leading a pretty drab life.
There are compensations, however, in his wife and child, and his eccentric, anarchic imagination.
Kelman provides a brilliantly executed, uncompromising slice of Glasgow life - an intelligent, funny and humane novel.
It was first published by Polygon in 1984.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 01/08/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781846970399