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A Decent Ride

(2015)
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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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February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: 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
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Title: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
ISBN: 0-224-10217-6 / 978-0-224-10217-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: 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
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Title: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
ISBN: 1-78470-056-8 / 978-1-78470-056-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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2012 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
ISBN: 1-78470-320-6 / 978-1-78470-320-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
ISBN: 0-224-10218-4 / 978-0-224-10218-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Title: A Decent Ride: A Novel
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Title: A Decent Ride: A Novel
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Title: A Decent Ride
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April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
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Title: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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Title: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
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April 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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February 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: A Decent Ride: A Novel
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
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Title: A Decent Ride
Author(s): Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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