About this book
Paperback edition of the much-derided 1994 Booker-winner. "How Late It Was, How Late" tells the story of Sammy, a Glaswegian ex-con who awakens from a two-day drinking binge to find himself in a police cell and stricken blind. Bizarrely, many people thought this to be no excuse for bad language. Even more bizarrely some sections of the book trade seemed determined to sell as few copies of the book as possible. Strange. "As uplifting a novel as one could ever hope to read" "Sunday Telegraph"
Sammy's had a bad week - his wallet's gone, along with his new shoes, he's been arrested then beaten up by the police and thrown out on the street - and he's just gone blind. He remembers a row with his girlfriend, but she seems to have disappeared. Things aren't looking too good for Sammy and his problems have hardly begun.