By Irvine Welsh
W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393345056, 658pp.
Publication Date: June 17, 2013
Set against 1980s Thatcher-era Edinburgh with its high unemployment, low expectations, and hard-to-come-by money and drugs?Irvine Welsh's colorful crew lunges from one darkly hilarious misadventure to the next. Gritty, moving, and exhilarating, Skagboys paints their dizzying downward spiral with scabrous humor and raw language.