₹ 320.00
  • M.R.P.: ₹ 499.00
  • You Save: ₹ 179.00 (36%)
  • Inclusive of all taxes
Fulfilled
In stock.
<Embed>
Other Sellers on Amazon
₹ 324.00
& FREE Delivery on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: uRead-Store
₹ 358.00
& FREE Delivery on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Amazing_Buy
₹ 421.00
& FREE Delivery on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Goodread Bookstore
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more.

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Shuggie Bain: Winner of Booker Prize 2020 Paperback – 16 October 2020

4.5 out of 5 stars 19,549 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from
Paperback
₹ 320.00
₹ 320.00
FREE delivery: Thursday, May 13 on orders over ₹ 499.00 shipped by Amazon Details
Fastest delivery: Tomorrow
Order within 7 hrs and 59 mins
Details

Save Extra with 3 offers

Cashback (3): Get up to ₹300 back on Amazon Pay ICICI credit card approval. And get 5% back for prime members and 3% for others See All
No Cost EMI: Avail No Cost EMI on select cards for orders above ₹3000 Details
What is Pay on Delivery (Cash/Card)?
Pay on Delivery (Cash/Card) payment method includes Cash on Delivery (COD) as well as Debit card / Credit card / Net banking payments at your doorstep.
Amazon Delivered
Amazon directly manages delivery for this product. Order delivery tracking to your doorstep is available.
No-Contact Delivery

Delivery Associate will place the order on your doorstep and step back to maintain a 2-meter distance.

No customer signatures are required at the time of delivery.

For Pay-on-Delivery orders, we recommend paying using Credit card/Debit card/Netbanking via the pay-link sent via SMS at the time of delivery. To pay by cash, place cash on top of the delivery box and step back.

Coupon
Apply 5% coupon
Details
5% coupon applied.
Your Discount Coupon will be applied at checkout. Details
Sorry. You are not eligible for this coupon.

Enhance your purchase


Frequently bought together

  • Shuggie Bain: Winner of Booker Prize 2020
  • +
  • Girl, Woman, Other: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019
  • +
  • Less: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2018
Total price: 1 071,00 ₹
Buy the selected items together

Product description

Review

Beautiful and bleak but with enough warmth and optimism to carry the reader through. -- Graham Norton (via Twitter)

A boy's heartbreaking love for his mother . . . as intense and excruciating to read as any novel I have ever held in my hand . . . The book’s evocative power arises out of the author’s talent for conjuring a place, a time, and the texture of emotion . . . brilliantly written. ― Newsday

A debut novel that reads like a masterpiece, Shuggie Bain gives voice to the kind of helpless, hopeless love that children can feel toward broken parents. ― Washington Post

This heartfelt and harrowing debut novel – which has been compared to the work of Édouard Louis, Frank McCourt, and Hanya Yanagihara, and which Kirkus has already called “a masterpiece” . . . is rightly being heralded for its visceral, emotionally nuanced portrayal of working class Scottish life and its blazingly intimate exploration of a mother-son relationship. ― LitHub

A formidable story, lyrically told, about intimacy, family, and love. -- 12 Best Books of 2020 So Far ― ELLE (US)

The way Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting carved a permanent place in our heads and hearts for the junkies of late-1980s Edinburgh, the language, imagery, and story of fashion designer Stuart's debut novel apotheosizes the life of the Bain family of Glasgow… Readers may get through the whole novel without breaking down―then read the first sentence of the acknowledgements and lose it. The emotional truth embodied here will crack you open. You will never forget Shuggie Bain. Scene by scene, this book is a masterpiece. -- Kirkus Reviews starred review

The body - especially the body in pain - blazes on the pages of Shuggie Bain . . . The book would be just about unbearable were it not for the author’s astonishing capacity for love . . . The book leaves us gutted and marvelling: Life may be short, but it takes forever. ― New York Times

A rare and haunting ode to 1980s Glasgow and its struggling communities, Shuggie Bain tells the story of a collapsing family that is lashed together by love alone. Douglas Stuart writes with startling, searing intimacy. I fell hard for these characters; when they have nothing left, they cling maddeningly―irresistibly―to humor, pride and hope ― Chia-Chia Lin

Shuggie Bain is an intimate and frighteningly acute exploration of a mother-son relationship and a masterful portrait of alcoholism in Scottish working class life, rendered with old-school lyrical realism . . . I kept being reminded of Joyce's Dubliners. -- Sandra Newman, author of The Heavens

There’s no way to fake the life experience that forms the bedrock of Douglas Stuart’s wonderful Shuggie Bain. No way to fake the talent either. Shuggie will knock you sidewaysRichard Russo

From the Back Cover

Longlisted for the Booker
‘We were bowled-over by this first novel, which creates an amazingly intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of addiction, courage and love.’ The judges of the Booker Prize, 2020
‘[Shuggie Bain] would be just about unbearable were it not for the author’s astonishing capacity for love . . . The book leaves us gutted and marveling: Life may be short, but it takes forever.’ New York Times
‘A debut novel that reads like a masterpiece, Shuggie Bain gives voice to the kind of helpless, hopeless love that children can feel toward broken parents.’ Washington Post
‘A boy’s heartbreaking love for his mother . . . as intense and excruciating to read as any novel I have ever held in my hand . . . Brilliantly written.’ Newsday
‘A formidable story, lyrically told, about intimacy, family, and love.’ Elle [US]


From the Publisher

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Product details

  • Publisher : Picador (16 October 2020); Pan Macmillan
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 448 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1529064414
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1529064414
  • Reading age : 18 years and up
  • Item Weight : 320 g
  • Dimensions : 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7 cm
  • Country of Origin : United Kingdom
  • Importer : Pan Macmillan Publishing
  • Packer : AAJ Enterprises
  • Generic Name : Book
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,549 ratings

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5
19,549 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from India

Reviewed in India on 16 September 2020
Verified Purchase
22 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 1 December 2020
Verified Purchase
Customer image
4.0 out of 5 stars Life in the Shambles
By Singh, R. on 1 December 2020
Even before the shortlist for the Booker was declared, seeing the longlist I already knew this is something that would interest me. I waited patiently for the night the prize was to be announced. Somehow, I knew this book would bag the prize and then I would certainly read it. Predictably, it won and I ordered the book then and there. I began reading the book the morning it arrived and it was, indeed, a read that clings to you and tugs at your heart from the first page. It is the story of a Scottish family managing their lives through economic hardships, substance abuse, physical and emotional violence in the 1980s of Glasgow. Although this book is claimed to be solely the story of Shuggie and his mother, I felt there was more to the story than them only. It was the story of the whole family struggling to remain together, hold each other and save each other from the world in their embrace that they called home. I was moved by the poignant recollection of the author's memory from what he knew of Glasgow and from his mother's own addiction as he grew up. However, I couldn't bring myself to love this novel as I had expected to, especially, given its comparison to 'A Little Life'. There was something about the language that made me take an unexpectedly longer time to finish the novel. Maybe the language did not warm up to me, or maybe Ferrante spoiled me with her prose. I have no complaints with the author as such because it was a well-written book. I could see the incidents in the novel unfold before my eyes very well. I think it is the presence of too many new characters all the time that made me difficult to concentrate on the writing. Nonetheless, the book is certainly an achievement even without the prize, that only adds to its relevance. It painfully captures heartbreaks, hopelessness and hope of a family trying to discover happiness among the dingy neighbourhoods of existence.
Images in this review
Customer image
Customer image
14 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 13 January 2021
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 25 February 2021
Verified Purchase
Customer image
5.0 out of 5 stars Unordinary and Unforgettable!
By Nazarin on 25 February 2021
Shuggie Bain is a masterpiece, an astounding debut which will make your soul desperate and heart ache. Set in the 1981-1992 Glasgow, Stuart's debut novel is a fascinating reading experience, story of a 14 yr old Shuggie Bain and his mother Agnes Bain, so dark and intense, which brilliantly portrays a broken childhood and hopeless love. It includes multiple themes- poverty, abuse, addiction, gender inequality, religion etc.

Shuggie Bain is not a feel good read; it's more like a gothic fiction. The writing style will make you want more of Stuart's works as it's charming, Glasgow dialect and the subtle descriptions of each incident will never fail to take you to the unordinary and unforgettable life of Shuggie.

Shuggie and his love...he loved Agnes so much that the only thing he wanted was to make her normal, to live a normal life with her. And her alcoholism, the author is not directly sharing the physical and mental conditions of an alcoholic, but we can feel the depth of darkness inside her and she considered alcohol as an escape from the physical and mental abuse and her unfulfilled dreams. This novel is a rare one with all it's memorable characters and outspoken realities. It was a highly disturbing, yet heartbreakingly-good read, Shuggie and his unusual, painful life will always stay with you!!
Images in this review
Customer image
Customer image
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 17 January 2021
Verified Purchase
Customer image
5.0 out of 5 stars “Pathos” comes to mind
By Nina Amin on 17 January 2021
What is it to live a life desperately loving a woman who constantly breaks your heart and fails you. The story of Shuggie Bain is easily one of the saddest I’ve ever read. The story of a little boy living with an alcoholic mother. I had to take pauses between reading, because Shuggie’s anxiety and desperation was so palpable. Douglas Stuart, the author says that this book was based on his own life experiences.
I just wanted to hug my own young son a little tighter as I read this incredibly well-written book.
Images in this review
Customer image
Customer image
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 16 December 2020
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 3 December 2020
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 11 December 2020
Verified Purchase

Top reviews from other countries

reggie
3.0 out of 5 stars Made my blood boil
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 August 2020
Verified Purchase
994 people found this helpful
Report abuse
X70DEV
5.0 out of 5 stars Brutally brilliant
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 October 2020
Verified Purchase
126 people found this helpful
Report abuse
jeannie
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing portrayal
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 December 2020
Verified Purchase
75 people found this helpful
Report abuse
bettyparry
4.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS NOT A FEELGOOD BOOK.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 September 2020
Verified Purchase
63 people found this helpful
Report abuse
A. Hunt
4.0 out of 5 stars Tragic, well written, worth reading BUT with a few reservations...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 October 2020
Verified Purchase
48 people found this helpful
Report abuse