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A Decent Ride

(2015)
A novel by

 
Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel (nominee)
Irvine Welsh returns to Edinburgh, the home of Trainspotting and so many of his novels since, with a new novel featuring one of his most iconic and beloved characters - "Juice" Terry Lawson - that's thick on the Scottish brogue, heavy on the filth and masterful in its comedic timing.

A Decent Ride sees Irvine Welsh back in Edinburgh, this time with one of his most compelling and popular characters front and center: the rampaging force of nature that is "Juice" Terry Lawson, first seen in Glue.

Juice is a man who contains multitudes: He's a top shagger; a drug-dealing, gonzo porn star; and taxi driver. As we ride along in Juice's cab through the depraved streets of Edinburgh, Juice encounters a series of charmingly filthy characters, all of whom present their own, uh, unique challenges. Has he finally met his match in Hurricane "Bawbag"? Can he discover the fate of the missing beauty, Jinty Magdalen, and keep her idiot-savant lover, the man-child Wee Jonty, out of prison? Will he find out the real motives of unscrupulous American businessman and reality-TV star Ronald Checker? And, crucially, will Juice be able to negotiate life after a terrible event robs him of his sexual virility, and can a new fascination for the game of golf help him to live without...a decent ride? (The meaning of the title is starting to sink in now, huh?) So buckle your seatbelts, and prepare for one unforgettable ride.

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Used availability for Irvine Welsh's A Decent Ride


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Hardback Editions

February 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: A Decent Ride: A Novel
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
ISBN: 0-385-54089-2 / 978-0-385-54089-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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April 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
ISBN: 0-224-10217-6 / 978-0-224-10217-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Decent Ride (Vintage International)
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
ISBN: 1-101-97084-7 / 978-1-101-97084-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
ISBN: 1-78470-056-8 / 978-1-78470-056-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : UK Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
ISBN: 1-78470-320-6 / 978-1-78470-320-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
ISBN: 0-224-10218-4 / 978-0-224-10218-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Decent Ride: A Novel
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

April 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

April 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

April 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Decent Ride: A Novel
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   

April 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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