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Shuggie Bain
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Douglas Stuart's striking debut novel takes place in Glasgow at in 1980's at the height of Thatcherism, which represented a belief in free markets and a small state. This led to rampant unemployment among a large swath of citizens in the UK. It also caused many of the usual social structures to unravel. At the heart of the novel is Hugh "Shuggie" Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public housing. Most of his time is spent dealing with his loving but chronically alcoholic mother. On top of that, Shuggie is struggling to somehow become the normal boy he desperately longs to be. Below is a list of films and books that deal with the fallout of Ms. Thatcher's policies in British society as well as some that follow other themes prevalent in the book.
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Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
Angela's Ashes Angela's Ashes
A Memoir
Downloadable Audiobook - 1997
Simon & Schuster Audio
DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOK
Brassed Off! Brassed Off! Downloadable Video - 1996
Miramax
DOWNLOADABLE VIDEO
A Little Life A Little Life
A Novel
eBook - 2015
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
EBOOK
The End of Eddy The End of Eddy
A Novel
eBook - 2017
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
EBOOK
The Road to Wigan Pier The Road to Wigan Pier eBook - 1972
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
EBOOK
Billy Elliot Billy Elliot DVD - 2012
Universal
DVD FEATURE BILLY
Poverty Safari Poverty Safari
Understanding the Anger of Britain's Underclass
Book - 2018
Picador
305.562 MCGAR
Meantime Meantime DVD - 2017
The Criterion Collection
DVD FEATURE MEANTI
Trainspotting Trainspotting
A Mark Renton Novel
Book - 1996
W.W. Norton
FICTION WELSH...I
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