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Slum Boy Juano Diaz

Slum Boy By Juano Diaz

Slum Boy by Juano Diaz


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Summary

An utterly inspiring story of a young boy's self-discovery through art while growing up in the slums of Glasgow in the 1980s.

Slum Boy Summary

Slum Boy: A Portrait by Juano Diaz

One of the most moving accounts of non fiction ever written according to the Guardian

'This is a heart-breaking story, beautifully told. I hope it finds a million readers' - Andrew O'Hagan

'What a brave and powerful story. If you like Shuggie Bain and Damian Barr then Slumboy is for you' - Lemn Sissay

'Compulsively readable, it's Dickensian in its rich cast of Glaswegian characters' - Patrick Gale

John MacDonald must find his mother.

Born into the slums of Glasgow in the late '70s, a 4-year-old John's life is filled with the debris of alcoholism and poverty. Soon after witnessing a drowning, his mother's addictions take over their lives, leaving him starving in their flat, awaiting her return.

A concerned neighbor reports her, and he is forcibly taken away from his mother and placed into the care system. There, he dreams of being reunited with her. His mind is consumed with images and memories he can't process or understand, which his eventual adoptive parents silence out of fear as he grows into a young man within a strict Catholic and Romany Gypsy community.

This memoir is about how John found his way to his true identity, Juano Diaz, and how, against all odds, his unstoppable love for his mother sets him free.

Slum Boy Reviews

What a brave and powerful story. If you like Shuggie Bain and Damian Barr then Slumboy is for you -- Lemn Sissay
Fans of (Douglas) Stuart and (Damian) Barr will pounce on this startling debut. Compulsively readable, it's Dickensian in its rich cast of Glaswegian characters -- Patrick Gale

About Juano Diaz

Juano lives in Wiltshire with his partner David and their son. He is an internationally acclaimed artist and collaborates with many others including Pierre et Giles and Grace Jones. His work has been exhibited in galleries across the world including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Juano is currently working with film director Sophie Fiennes.

Additional information

GOR013582440
9781914240829
1914240820
Slum Boy: A Portrait by Juano Diaz
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Octopus Publishing Group
2024-02-29
288
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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