Andrew O’Hagan’s poignant and powerful debut novel: a moving examination of memories and loss, set against Glasgow’s changing urban landscape.

Hugh Bawn, dreamer, socialist and man of the people, lies on his deathbed on the 18th floor watching the flats he built coming down. His grandson, Jamie, comes home to watch over his dying mentor. The tale of his family - of pride, disillusionment, nationality, drink, Catholic faith and the end of the old Left - unfolds against the backdrop of an irrevocably changing world.

The Booker Prize 1999
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