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Kieron Smith, Boy

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Saltire Literary Awards Best Book
Rejected by his brother and largely ignored by his parents, Kieron Smith finds comfort - and endless stories - in the home of his much-loved grandparents. But when his family move to a new housing scheme on the outskirts of the city, a world away from the close community of the tenements, Kieron struggles to find a way to adapt to his new life. In his brilliantly evoked post-war Glasgow, Kelman depicts the city during a period of profound social change, with flourishing sectarianism, yet high hopes for the future. And in his central character, he creates a universal portrayal of the unique obsessions of childhood, whether fishing, climbing, books, brothers, dogs, ghosts, faces or souls...Warm, funny, with searing insight and astonishing empathy, in "Kieron Smith", James Kelman has created an unforgettable boy.


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"A book full of the wonder of growing up... A magnificent and important novel." - Irvine Welsh


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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Kieron Smith, Boy
Author(s): James Kelman
ISBN: 0-15-101348-9 / 978-0-15-101348-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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April 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Kieron Smith, boy
Author(s): James Kelman
ISBN: 0-241-14241-5 / 978-0-241-14241-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Paperback Editions

April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Kieron Smith, boy
Author(s): James Kelman
ISBN: 0-14-101489-X / 978-0-14-101489-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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December 2004 : UK Paperback

Title: Untitled Novel (1997)
Author(s): James Kelman
ISBN: 0-7493-1833-3 / 978-0-7493-1833-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Minerva
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September 1996 : UK Paperback

Title: Untitled Novel (1995)
Author(s): James Kelman
ISBN: 0-7493-9884-1 / 978-0-7493-9884-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Minerva
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Kindle Editions

November 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Kieron Smith, Boy
Author(s): James Kelman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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