Reheated Cabbage, Tales of Chemical DegenerationBook - 2009
A volume of previously uncollected tales includes a raucous new novella and early stories from the Trainspotting years, in an anthology that includes "The Rosewell Incident," in which aliens plan to put Midlothian roughs in charge of the planet; and "Juice," in which Terry Lawson and DJ Carl Ewart reconnect with a nemesis schoolteacher. Original.
Reheated Cabbage gathers stories showcasing Irvine Welsh’s trademark skills: vaulting imagination, brilliant vernacular ear, scabrous humor, and the ability to create some of the most memorable characters in contemporary fiction. You can enjoy Christmas dinner with Begbie at his Ma’s and see how he greets his sister’s boyfriend and news of their engagement. You’ll discover in “The Rosewell Incident” why aliens speak hardcore Scots English and plan to put Midlothian roughs in charge of the planet. And you’ll be delighted to welcome back “Juice” Terry Lawson and now internationally famous DJ Carl Ewart, and watch them as they meet an old nemesis, retired schoolmaster Albert Black, under the strobe lights of a Miami Beach nightclub. These stories, most first published in small magazines and out-of-print anthologies, are all wildly offbeat and will delight both fans of and newcomers to Welsh’s world.
Never-collected tales, including outrageous early stories from the Trainspotting years, plus a raucous new novella.
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[large]In these pages you can enjoy Christmas dinner with Begbie,[/large]
and see how warmly Franco greets his sister' boyfriend and the news of their engagement. You will discover, in 'The Rosewell Incident', how aliens addicted to Embassy Regal have Midlothian under surveillance, and plan to install the local casuals as the new governors of Planet Earth. You will not be surprised to read that a televised Hibs v. Hearts game might matter more to one character than the life of his wife, or that two guys fighting over a beautiful girl might agree--on reflection, and after a few pills and many pints of lager--that their friendship is actually more important. And you will be delighted to welcome back 'Juice' Terry Lawson, and to watch what happens when he meets his old nemesis, retired schoolmaster Albert Black, under the strobe lights of a Miami Beach nightclub.
Most of the stories in [italics]Reheated Cabbage[italics]--apart from the brand-new novella, 'I am Miami'--originally appeared in fugitive form in magazines and long-out-of-print anthologies in the 1990s. Finally collected together, they show all Irvine Welsh's trademark skills--vaulting imagination, a brilliant vernacular ear, dark, scabrous humour and the ability to create some of the most memorable characters in contemporary fiction.
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