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Kelman seriously lost within a meandering maze of childhood

Kieron Smith, Boy. By James Kelman, Hamish Hamilton, €24.10

3rd May, 2008

Kieron Smith, Boy. By James Kelman, Hamish Hamilton, €24.10

Glaswegian writer James Kelman has be en both feted and vilified for his unique literary voice.

Writing about Scottish working-class life through an intense dialectic stream of consciousness device, Kelman has been both celebrated as a champion of the underdog in class-driven British society and dismissed as ‘‘an illiterate savage’’.

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