|How Late It Was, How Late (1994) [Novel]|
by James Kelman
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(From the publisher):
One Sunday morning in Glasgow, shoplifting ex-con Sammy awakens in an alley, wearing another man's shoes and trying to remember his two-day drinking binge. In his hangover haze, he starts a fight with a pair of plainclothes policemen and revives in a jail cell, badly beaten and completely blind. And things get worse: his girlfriend disappears, the authorities question him for a crime they won't name, and his stab at Disability Compensation embroils him in the Kafkaesque red tape of the welfare bureaucracy. Told in the utterly uncensored language of the Scottish working class, this is a dark and subtly political parable of struggle and survival, rich with irony and black humor.
Original title: How Late It Was, How Late
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction