Gordon Williams’ powerful and violent story of a Scottish adolescent growing up fast in the austere years following the Second World War.

In a small west of Scotland town in the 1950s, Duncan Logan is going nowhere fast. His father is brutal, life seems drab and pointless, and the future looks bleak. As his world begins to crumble around him, Duncan searches desperately for a way out, only to find himself trapped in a downward spiral of disappointment, betrayal and violence.

The Booker Prize 1969
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Gordon Williams

Gordon Williams

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Gordon M. Williams was born in Paisley, Scotland. He was a journalist, a television scriptwriter and the author of more than 20 novels.
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