Young Adam

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J. Calder, 1983 - Fiction - 160 pages
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"Set on a canal linking Glasgow and Edinburgh, Young Adam was the first novel of one of the most important British post-war writers. Trocchi's narrator is an outsider; a drifter working for the skipper of a barge. Together they discover a young woman's corpse floating in the canal. Tensions increase in cramped confines with the narrator's highly charged seduction of the skipper's wife. Compulsively readable, this is no ordinary thriller. Conventional morality is challenged. The certainty of events and their meaning is far from objective."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - MSarki - LibraryThing

I loved the film made of this book that starred Tilda Swinton and Ewan McGregor. And because of the great film I read the book which was just as good. I had forgotten all about this particular little ... Read full review

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User Review  - DameMuriel - LibraryThing

Ignore the "beat generation novel" label (because who cares anyway...I know I don't). This is a grim but very well-written book. I'd love to see Stuart David go in this direction. Well, maybe not. But it would be interesting. Read full review


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