About this book
Paperback edition of the acclaimed Scottish novel, which was shortlisted for the "Guardian" First Book Award 2012. Tells the story of a Scottish childhood of filthy council flats and B&Bs, screeching women, feckless men, fags, booze and drugs. A tale of survival, love and loyalty.
When Janie Ryan is born, she is destined to be the latest in a long line of Aberdeen fishwives. Ahead of her lies a life filled with feckless men, filthy council flats and bread & marge sandwiches. But Janie isn't like the rest of them. She wants a different life. And Janie, born and bred for combat, is ready to fight for it.