Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh “Shuggie” Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. A heartbreaking story of addiction, sexuality, and love, Shuggie Bain is an epic portrayal of a working-class family that is rarely seen in fiction. It is a blistering debut by a brilliant novelist who has a powerful and important story to tell.
The Book Club discussion will take place virtually via Zoom on Thursday, January 28 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. If you are interested in being part of City of Asylum’s Book Club, or if you need additional information, email volunteer book club coordinator, Laura McGaha.