Set on a canal linking Glasgow and Edinburgh, Young Adam is the masterly literary debut by one of the most important post-war British novelists. Trocchi's narrator is an outsider, a drifter working for the skipper of a barge. Together they discover a young woman's corpse floating in the canal, and tensions increase further in cramped confines with the narrator's highly charged seduction of the skipper's wife. Conventional morality and the objective meaning of events are stripped away in a work that proves compulsively readable.
"Everyone should read "Young Adam"." --"The Times Literary Supplement"
Series: Oneworld Modern Classics Ser.
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st June 2008
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.16