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Boyracers - 10th Anniversary Edition

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Publication Date
01 April 2011
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
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Birlinn Limited

Boyracers - 10th Anniversary Edition

by Alan Bissett - Find out more about the author


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‘One of the best things I’ve read in ages’ – Ali Smith

'An unexpectedly bittersweet portrait of the world before 9/11'  Sunday Herald

In the ten years since it was first published, Alan Bissett’s Boyracers has become a cult classic. Adored by a generation of Scottish teenagers for its humour, optimistic spirit, inventive narrative style and pop-culture riffing, Boyracers is the definitive novel about the freedom of youth in the Noughties.

Meet sixteen-year-old Alvin. Poet. Virgin. Confused. Adopted by ‘the Lads’ – three older boys with a car called Belinda and four wheels to anywhere – he begins the crazy road-trip from adolescence to adulthood. Perched in the back seat, Alvin watches life darken before his eyes, and soon he must decide if his fate lies in Falkirk or beyond the shimmering horizon of the unknown.

Alan Bissett was born and raised in Falkirk and now lives in Glasgow. He is the author of the novels Boyracers (Polygon, 2001), The Incredible Adam Spark (Headline, 2005) and Death of a Ladies’ Man (Hachette, July 2009). Alan also edited a collection of Scottish Gothic fiction called Damage Land (Polygon, 2001).