Shuggie Bain: Douglas Stewart
‘A novel of rare and lasting beauty’ Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh ‘Shuggie’ Bain, set in Glasgow during the Thatcher years, it tells the story of a boy’s doomed attempt to save his proud mother from her addiction.
Laying bare the ruthlessness of poverty, the limits of love, and the hollowness of pride, Shuggie Bain is the book everyone’s been talking about. We mark the anticipated release of the novel in paperback and bring Shuggie’s story back to the streets of Glasgow, where the powerful novel is set. The vibrant campaign for Picador Books includes a series of site-specific artworks including our iconic Barrowloads 48 sheet and Sauchiehall Street takeover.