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Mark Renton has it all: he's good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a place at university. But there's no room for him in the 1980s. Thatcher's government is destroying working-class communities across Britain, and the post-war certainties of full employment, educational opportunity and a welfare state are gone. When his family starts to fracture, Mark's life swings out of control and he succumbs to the defeatism which has taken hold in Edinburgh's grimmer areas. The way out is heroin. It's no better for his ...

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Skagboys 2013, W. W. Norton & Company, New York

ISBN-13: 9780393345056

Trade paperback

Skagboys 2013, Vintage, London

ISBN-13: 9780099535584

Mass-market paperback

Skagboys 2012, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393088731

Hardcover

Skagboys 2012, Jonathan Cape Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780224087902

Hardcover

Skagboys 2012, Jonathan Cape Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780224087919

Trade paperback