Young Team - Graeme Armstrong

Young Team

Inspired by real events, this is a story about gangs, growing up in Scotland and the struggles young people face in choosing a future in Britain today. Les mer
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Inspired by real events, this is a story about gangs, growing up in Scotland and the struggles young people face in choosing a future in Britain today.
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Forlag: Picador
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 400
ISBN: 9781529017366
Format: 20 x 13 cm
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«A swaggering, incendiary debut . . . The non-standard English forges a dazzling poetry of its own . . . pitches Armstrong straight into the first division of Scottish writers

, Guardian

«The Young Team is a landmark in Scottish literature. It reminds me of Catcher in the Rye and The Great Gatsby

«Armstrong’s hard-hitting novel is Trainspotting for a new generation.»

Independent

«Raw and lyrical . . . written in a voice that recalls Irvine Welsh and Alan Warner – dialect that fizzes off the page.»

Observer

«[A] gripping debut novel . . . he is quite a phenomenon . . . one of the most admired young voices in British fiction

, The Times

«A riveting debut novel . . . it crackles with teenage energy . . . has already engendered a buzz that many other debut novelists would kill for

Herald

«It is Trainspotting meets Clockwork Orange in this depiction of gang life in North Lanarkshire . . . it gives us a voice from a place - geographically and socio-economically - we don’t often hear from

, The Times

«The Young Team is a book full of guts, power, humour and humanity

«Bright, brittle and boiling with immediacy . . . His work is vivid, dynamic and sharp as a whip. »

«Phenomenal. It’s been ages since I read a book so funny, visceral, or powerful.»

Graeme Armstrong is a Scottish writer from Airdrie. His teenage years were spent within North Lanarkshire's gang culture. He was inspired to study English Literature following his reading of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting at just sixteen. Alongside overcoming his own struggles with drug addiction, alcohol abuse and violence, he defied expectation to read English as an undergraduate at the University of Stirling; where, after graduating with honours, he returned to study a Master's in Creative Writing.

His debut novel, The Young Team, is inspired by his experiences.