Jamie Bawn has escaped the straitened circumstances of his childhood and adolescence in Glasgow and Ayrshire. But now, sitting by his grandfather’s deathbed in a tower block, he is wondering whether he can ever really make such an escape. His grandfather’s death sends Jamie on a search for his abandoned and forgotten father. In this deeply felt bildungsroman O’Hagan brilliantly dramatises the clash between the old Scotland and the new. OUR FATHERS was shortlisted for the Booker and Whitbread First Novel Prizes.
Author: O’Hagan, Andrew
Publisher: UK: Faber; US: Harcourt Brace; Czech: Havran; Dutch: De Geus (reverted); Finnish: Tammi; French: Flammarion; German: S Fischer; Greek: Polis; Italian: Frassinelli; Norwegian: Aschehoug; Portuguese: Dom Quixote; Spanish: Debate (reverted); Swedish: Ashlstrom & Widstrand; Turkish: Agora