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How Late It Was, How Late
How Late It Was How Late
Author: James Kelman
Winner of the 1994 Booker Prize, this witty, controversial, and brilliant bestselling novel has been compared to the works of Joyce, Beckett, and many other masters. — A raw, wry vision of human survival in a bureaucratic world, How Late It Was, How Late opens one Sunday morning in Glasgow, Scotland, as Sammy, an ex-convict with a penchant...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385315609
ISBN-10: 0385315600
Publication Date: 2/1/1996
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Delta
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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The story of a fist-fighting, alcoholic ex-con named Sammy who is beaten senseless by Glasgow police and plunged into a netherworld of darkness. Blinded from his beating, Sammy wanders off into a Kafkaesque nightmare in which his girlfriend, with all good reason, abandons him, the police accuse him of unspecified crimes, and a doctor tries to convince him he is not really blind. Carrying a sawed-off broomstick for a blind man's cane, Sammy brings frantic, foul-mouthed illumination to his dark world, and stands as one of the most memorable and perversely honorable antiheroes to appear in modern fiction. Winner of the Booker Prize.