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"This is the story of a boyhood in a large industrial city during a time of great social change. Kieron Smith grows from age five to early adolescence amid the general trauma of everyday life - the death of a beloved grandparent, the move to a new home. A whole world is brilliantly realized: sectarian football matches; ferryboats on the river; climbing drainpipes, trees, and roofs; street battles, dogs, and cats; sex, ghosts, and other spiritual beings."
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Baker County Library KELMAN (James) (Text) 37814002334408 FICTION Book None 05/28/2010 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780151013487
  • ISBN: 0151013489
  • Physical Description: 422 pages ; 24 cm.
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  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, [2008]

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Summary, etc.: "This is the story of a boyhood in a large industrial city during a time of great social change. Kieron Smith grows from age five to early adolescence amid the general trauma of everyday life - the death of a beloved grandparent, the move to a new home. A whole world is brilliantly realized: sectarian football matches; ferryboats on the river; climbing drainpipes, trees, and roofs; street battles, dogs, and cats; sex, ghosts, and other spiritual beings."
Subject: Glasgow (Scotland) Social conditions Fiction
Glasgow (Scotland) Fiction
Grandparent and child Fiction
Children Scotland Glasgow Fiction
Genre: Bildungsromans.
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