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Author: Irvine Welsh
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"The story of four boys growing up in the Edinburgh projects, Glue is about the loyalties, the experiences, and the secrets that hold friends together through three decades. The boys become men: Juice Terry, the work-shy fanny-merchant, with corkscrew curls and sticky fingers; Billy, the boxer, driven, controlled, playing to his strengths; Carl, the Milky Bar Kid, drifting along to his own soundtrack; and the doomed
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Bildungsromans
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irvine Welsh
ISBN: 0393322157 9780393322156
OCLC Number: 46671177
Description: ix, 469 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Round About 1970: the Man of the House --
Windows '70 --
Terry Lawson --
The First Day at School --
Carl Ewart --
The Works --
Billy Birrell --
Two Royal Pests --
Andrew Galloway --
The Man of the House --
1980ish: the Last (Fish) Supper --
Windows '80 --
Terry Lawson --
Juiced Up --
Uncle Alec --
Sally and Sid James --
Billy Birrell --
Sex as a Football Substitute --
The Referee's a Bastard --
Copper Wire --
Andrew Galloway --
Lateness --
The Sporting Life --
Clouds --
A (Virgin) Soldier's Song --
The Rockford Files v. The Professionals --
No Man of the House --
Carl Ewart --
Sex Education --
Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) --
Jews and Gentiles --
Drinking to Forget --
Debut Shag --
It Must have been 1990: Hitler's Local --
Windows '90 --
Billy Birrell --
The Hills --
Memories of Italia --
Andrew Galloway --
Training --
Nightmare on Elm Row --
Limitations --
Terry Lawson --
Part-timers --
Domestics --
Home on the Grange --
The Wheatsheaf --
The Persistence of Shagging Problems --
Freedom of Choice --
Clubland --
Competition --
Carl Ewart --
Ich Bin Ein Edinburgher --
Contingency Planning --
Foreskin --
Now That's What I Call Chorin --
The Munich Beer Festival --
Fight for the Right to Party --
Approximately 2000: a Festival Atmosphere --
Windows '00 --
Edinburgh, Scotland --
Abandonment --
A Fringe Club --
Somewhere Near the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia --
Edinburgh, Scotland --
Post Mother, Post Alec --
The Balmoral --
Cocks Oot fir the Lassies --
Record Company.
Responsibility: Irvine Welsh.

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"The story of four boys growing up in the Edinburgh projects, Glue is about the loyalties, the experiences, and the secrets that hold friends together through three decades. The boys become men: Juice Terry, the work-shy fanny-merchant, with corkscrew curls and sticky fingers; Billy, the boxer, driven, controlled, playing to his strengths; Carl, the Milky Bar Kid, drifting along to his own soundtrack; and the doomed Gally, exceedingly thin-skinned and vulnerable to catastrophe at every turn."

"We follow their lives from the seventies into the new century - from punk to techno, from speed to E - as they struggle with the conditioning of class and culture, peer pressure, and their parents' hopes that maybe their sons will do better than they did. What binds the four of them is the friendship formed by the projects, their school, and their ambition to escape from both. Their loyalty is fused in street morality: Back up your mates, don't hit women, and, most important, never snitch - on anyone."--Jacket.

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