If You Liked School, You'll Love Work

If You Liked School, You'll Love Work

by Irvine Welsh
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If You Liked School, You'll Love Work by Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh, the author of Trainspotting, is up to his old tricks with his new work of transgressive short fiction.
Irvine Welsh's first short-story collection since his debut work The Acid House presents five extraordinary stories, which remind us that he is a master of the short form, a brilliant storyteller, and—unarguably—one of today's funniest and most subversive writers. In "Rattlesnakes" three young Americans, lost in the desert, are accosted by two armed Mexicans. A Korean chef and a Chicago socialite find themselves connected through the disappearance of a pooch named Toto in "The D.O.G.S. of Lincoln Park." And in the title story, Mickey Baker—an ex-pat English bar owner living on the Costa Brava—tries to keep all of his balls in the air: maintaining his barmaid's weight at the sexual maximum, attending to the youthful Persephone, and dodging his ex-wife and Spanish gangsters.
In typically Welshian fashion, the characters and settings are anything but typical. These stories will make you laugh and gasp.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780099483595
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/02/2008
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Irvine Welsh is the best-selling author of Trainspotting, Ecstasy, Glue, Porno, Filth, Marabou Stork Nightmares, The Acid House, Skagboys, and, most recently, A Decent Ride. He currently lives in Chicago. T2 Trainspotting was first published as Porno.

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