Busconductor Hines

By James Kelman

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Coping with the boredom of being a busconductor, and also aware that his plans to emigrate to Australia won't come to anything, Robert Hines is a young Glaswegian leading a drab life. There are compensations, however, in his wife and child, and his eccentric, anarchic imagination. Presenting this story, this novel provides a slice of Glasgow life.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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Living in a bedsit, just coping with the boredom of being a busconductor, and fully aware that his plans to emigrate to Australia won't come to anything, Robert Hines is a young Glaswegian leading a pretty drab life. There are compensations, however, in his wife and child, and his eccentric, anarchic imagination. Kelman provides a brilliantly executed, uncompromising slice of Glasgow life - an intelligent, funny and humane novel. It was first published by Polygon in 1984.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 3 Aug 2007
SKU 9781846970399-grouped
Number of Pages 240

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