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LOCAL>> Friends of the Fairfax Library Book Discussion Group: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
Book Discussion via Zoom – everyone is welcome to attend
Friends of the Fairfax Library Book Club meets every month online via Zoom — on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm.
Programs held virtually on Zoom until further notice. Everyone is welcome!
Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh “Shuggie” Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. Shuggie’s mother Agnes walks a wayward path: she is Shuggie’s guiding light but a burden for his artistic brother and practical sister.
Agnes’s older children find their own ways to get a safe distance from their mother, abandoning Shuggie to look after her as she swings between alcoholic binges and sobriety. He is meanwhile doing all he can to somehow become the normal boy he desperately longs to be.
Douglas Stuart was born and raised in Glasgow. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, he moved to New York City, where he began a career in fashion design. Shuggie Bain is his first novel. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker and Literary Hub.
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