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The Busker

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Three cities, two years, one chance: from the author of the critically acclaimed debut So It Is - shortlisted for best first book at the Scottish Book Awards 2013 - comes the hard-hitting story of a young man determined to find his voice. Plucked from obscurity in Glasgow, Rab Dillon is about to become the next great protest singer. Seduced by promises of stardom, carrying only the guitar given to him by the girl who broke his heart, he travels down to London. There he records the debut album that will speak to the dispossessed, the disenfranchised and disheartened. One year later, he is sleeping rough on the streets of Brighton. A modern-day ballad set across three cities and two years, The Busker is a richly comic expose of the music industry, the Occupy movement, homelessness, squatting - and failing to live up to the name you (almost) share with your hero. It is also the story of what survives when the flimsy dreams of fame fall apart.

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Paperback Editions

May 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: Busker, The
Author(s): Liam Murray Bell
ISBN: 1-908434-37-6 / 978-1-908434-37-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Myriad Editions
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Busker
Author(s): Liam Murray Bell
Publisher: Myriad Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2014 : UK Kindle edition

Title: The Busker
Author(s): Liam Murray Bell
Publisher: Myriad Editions
Availability: Amazon UK