Title: A Disaffection
Author: Kelman, James
Publisher: Secker & Warburg, London
Publication Date: 1989
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: NF+
Comments: Tiny scratch on top edge. Small bump on bottom of front board.
Synopsis: Patrick Doyle is a 29-year-old teacher in an ordinary school. Disaffected, frustrated and increasingly bitter at the system he is employed to maintain, Patrick begins his rebellion, fueled by drink and his passionate, unrequited love for a fellow teacher. A Disaffection is the apparently straightforward story of one week in a man’s life in which he decides to change the way he lives. Under the surface, however, lies a brilliant and complex examination of class, human culture and character written with irony, tenderness, enormous anger and, above all, the honesty that has marked James Kelman as one of the most important writers in contemporary Britain.