A Disaffection

A Disaffection


Patrick Doyle is a twenty-nine-year-old teacher in an ordinary comprehensive school. Isolated, frustrated and increasingly bitter at the system he is employed to maintain, he begins his rebellion, fuelled by drink and his passionate, unrequited love for a fellow teacher.


  • With this novel James Kelman reveals a talent so huge in today's terms that one is tempted to mention Zola and Beckett

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James Kelman

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