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Dirt Road, Kelman,  James
Dirt Road
James Kelman

Paperback $19.99 - A&U Canongate
Fiction - Published: 23/Aug/2017 - ISBN: 9781782118251

The new novel from the Booker Prize-winning James Kelman, 'Dirt Road is about coming of age, grief and the folk music of the American deep south' - Daily Telegraph Shortlisted for Saltire Fiction Book of the Year'

A celebration of what it is to be human' Spectator

Murdo, a teenager obsessed with music, dreams of a life beyond home. His recently widowed dad, Tom, stumbles towards the future, terrified of losing what remains of his family. Both are in search of something as they set out from rural Scotland on a journey to the American South. James Kelman was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1989 with A Disaffection, which also won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. He went on to win the Booker Prize five years later with How Late it Was, How Late, before being shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2009 and 2011.

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