Saltire Literary Awards Best Book
As the choir from Our Lady of Perpetual Succor for Girls, in rural Scotland, is bussed into the big city to participate in the national singing finals, five of the teenage schoolgirls let loose for a night of pub crawling, shoplifting, and body piercing. And, since a nuclear submarine has just anchored in the bay, the local nightclub will be full of sailors on leave. After a bout of preparatory drinking, the girls are ready for their big night-and what a night it will become. An outrageous tale of adolescent debauchery, The Sopranos opens the lid on desire and excess in all its grim glory. A huge bestseller in England, it is a remarkable mix of near-violent energy and tender compassion, and confirms Warner, the writer "who defines the '90s as clearly as Ian McEwan defined the '70s and Jay MacInerney the '80s" (Time Out) as "the best of the new Scottish writing" (Salon).
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Used availability for Alan Warner's The Sopranos
April 1999 : USA Hardback
June 1998 : UK Hardback
February 2013 : Mass Market Paperback
July 2000 : USA Paperback
June 1999 : UK Paperback
June 1998 : UK Paperback
January 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition