Shuggie Bain – Douglas Stuart

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RHYBUDD: Mae’r nofel yma yn cynnwys portreadau o ddefnydd cyffuriau ac alcohol, trais, camdrin domestig (corfforol, emosiynol a rhywiol), camdrin plant (corfforol, emosiynol a rhywiol), cipio plentyn, ymosodiad rhywiol, trais rhywiol, beichiogrwydd, homoffobia, femmeffobia, rhywiaeth, casineb yn erbyn menywod, hiliaeth, senofforbia, hunan-niweidio, hunan-laddiad, dosbarthiaeth a godineb.

Enwa’r llyfr yma am aelod ifancach o deulu yng Nglasgow, wrth iddynt geisio creu bywyd i’w hun yn y ddinas yn yr 1980au.  Tra bod polisïau Thatcher achosi dirywiad diwydiannol ac i dlodi lledaenu trwy’r ardal, mae’r rhaid i’r teulu brwydro yn erbyn gelyn yn agosach i’w gartref: Agnes, eu mam, a’i gaethineb i alcohol.  Gadawyd un aelod o’r teulu ar ôl y llall, ond mae Shuggie, bachgen bach ‘odd’, yn gwrthod gwneud, gan fynnu bydd ei mam yn gwella… er gwaethaf iechyd ei hun.


CONTENT WARNING: This novel contains depictions of drug and alcohol use, violence, domestic abuse (physical, emotional and sexual), child abuse (physical, emotional and sexual), child abduction, sexual assault, rape, pregnancy, homophobia, femmephobia, sexism, misogyny, racism, xenophobia, self-harm, attempted suicide, classism and adultery.

Named after the youngest member of a Glaswegian family, Shuggie Bain traces the stages of this character’s life and his kin as they attempt to forge a life in the Scottish city in the 1980s, as industrial decline and Thatcherite politics guts it.  The struggle to do so is exacerbated by the alcoholism of Agnes, Shuggie’s mother. The young ween, however, perseveres, determinate not to abandon her… unlike everyone else.

Steel yourself.  This Booker Prize Winner is bewitching and like its protagonist, you’ll cling to it, compelled, transfixed, even though it can be utterly agonising.

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