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A Decent Ride

(2015)
A novel by

 
Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel (nominee)
A rampaging force of nature is wreaking havoc on the streets of Edinburgh, but has top shagger, drug dealer, gonzo-porn star and taxi driver 'Juice' Terry Lawson finally met his match in Hurricane 'Bawbag'?Can Terry 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 Terry 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?

A Decent Ride sees Irvine Welsh back on home turf, leaving us in the capable hands of one of his most compelling and popular characters, 'Juice' Terry Lawson, and introducing another bound for cult status, Wee Jonty MacKay: a man with the genitals and brain of a donkey. In his funniest, filthiest book yet, Irvine Welsh celebrates an unreconstructed misogynist hustler - a central character who is shameless but also, oddly, decent - and finds new ways of making wild comedy out of fantastically dark material, taking on some of the last taboos. So fasten your seatbelts, because this is one ride that could certainly get a little bumpy....

 
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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
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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