Thursday 22nd September - 6:30-9:30PM -Word Power Books, 43 West Nicolson St
The Literature Society is proud to present author and playwright Alan Bissett discussing his latest novel Pack Men.
Praise for Pack Men:
“A landmark in Scottish fiction. A unique and special novel. Disguising it as an archetypal tale of the educated working class boy disdaining and admiring his mates in equal measure, Alan Bissett tackles Scotland’s ongoing sore of sectarianism. With neither condescending sneer nor pathetic apology, he shows how it will always exert a pull on those at the bottom of the social pile. A big enough achievement in itself, but the overall impact is greater still; Pack Men is nothing less than a fearless dissection of contemporary Scottish masculinity. I honestly haven’t read anything as impressive as this from a Scottish writer in yonks.” (Irvine Welsh)
“Pack Men is a wry, entertaining and mature work…Bissett succeeds in making us root for the most unlikely of antiheroes, even as he implodes.” (Scottish Review of Books )
Space will be limited so make sure to arrive early for a guaranteed spot.
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