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AuthorsLive: 'Shuggie Bain' by Douglas Stuart
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Mar
26
AuthorsLive: 'Shuggie Bain' by Douglas Stuart
AuthorsLive is excited to welcome novelist Douglas Stuart to Greenwich Library. He will be reading from and discussing his debut novel "Shuggie Bain," the unforgettable story of young Hugh “Shuggie” Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980's childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. Thatcher’s policies have put husbands and sons out of work, and the city’s notorious drug epidemic is waiting in the wings.

Shuggie’s mother Agnes walks a wayward path: she is Shuggie’s guiding light but a burden for him and his siblings. It is, among other things, the story of Shuggie's intense love for his mother, who is, at times, is very difficult to love. His older siblings break free from the situation, leaving him to care for her as she swings between alcoholic binges and attempts at sobriety. Shuggie is meanwhile struggling to somehow become the normal boy he desperately longs to be, but everyone has realized that he is “no right,” a boy with a secret that all but him can see. Agnes is supportive of her son, but her addiction has the power to eclipse everyone close to her—even her beloved Shuggie.

Fans of Frank McCourt's memoir "Angela's Ashes" and Hanya Yanagihara's harrowing novel "A Little Life" are sure to love this book. It was recently named one of Lithub's "Most Anticipated Books of 2020." https://lithub.com/lit-hubs-most-anticipated-books-of-2020/2/

Don't miss this recent in-depth interview with Stuart, which appeared in The New Yorker's This Week in Fiction" column.
https://www.newyorker.com/books/this-week-in-fiction/douglas-stuart-01-13-20

This event is open to all at no charge. Registration, using the Library's online calendar is highly recommended. Doors of the Flinn Gallery will open at 6:30 pm. Books will be available for purchase and signing through Diane's Books.

AuthorsLive at Greenwich Library is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. For more information, please visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/authorslive.


Greenwich Library
101 W Putnam Ave, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
Date and Time
Thursday, March 26, 2020
7:00PM (America/New_York)
Until
8:30PM

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