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    Publisher: Canongate

    Docherty

    £8.99
    The Whitbread Prize-winning modern classic. Introduced by Hugh McIlvanney
    ISBN: 9781782119616
    AuthorWilliam McIlvanney
    Pub Date03/11/2016
    BindingPaperback
    Pages384
    Availability: In Stock

    'His face made a fist at the world. The twined remnant of umbilicus projected vulnerably. Hands, feet and prick. He had come equipped for the job.'

    Newborn Conn Docherty, raw as a fresh wound, lies between his parents in their tenement room, with no birthright but a life's labour in the pits of his small town. But the world is changing, and, lying next to him, Conn's father Tam has decided that his son's life will be different from his own.

    Gritty, dark and tender, McIlvanney's Docherty is a modern classic.

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    'His face made a fist at the world. The twined remnant of umbilicus projected vulnerably. Hands, feet and prick. He had come equipped for the job.'

    Newborn Conn Docherty, raw as a fresh wound, lies between his parents in their tenement room, with no birthright but a life's labour in the pits of his small town. But the world is changing, and, lying next to him, Conn's father Tam has decided that his son's life will be different from his own.

    Gritty, dark and tender, McIlvanney's Docherty is a modern classic.