By Irvine Welsh
An epic novel concerning the bonds of friendship from the writer of Trainspotting.
the tale of 4 boys becoming up within the Edinburgh initiatives, Glue is set the loyalties, the reviews, and the secrets and techniques that carry buddies jointly via 3 a long time. the lads develop into males: Juice Terry, the work-shy fanny-merchant, with corkscrew curls and sticky palms; Billy the boxer, pushed, managed, enjoying to his strengths; Carl, the Milky Bar child, drifting alongside to his personal soundtrack; and the doomed Gally, tremendously thin-skinned and susceptible to disaster at each flip. We stick to their lives from the seventies into the hot century—from punk to techno, from pace to E. Their mutual loyalty is fused in highway morality: again up your pals, do not hit girls, and, most crucial, by no means snitch—on an individual. Glue has the Irvine Welsh trademarks—crackling discussion, scabrous set items, and black, black humor—but it's also a grown-up publication approximately becoming up—about the way in which we are living our lives, and what occurs to us whilst issues develop into unstuck. "Stocked together with his ordinary quirky, sympathetic characters, this rollicking new story flickers with the writer's trademark satiric wit. Its heft and narrative breadth should still persuade any closing skeptics that Welsh—now successfully the grand outdated guy of in-your-face Scottish fiction—is a author to be taken seriously."—Publishers Weekly starred overview