Kelman, James - How late it was, how late
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One Sunday morning in Glasgow, Sammy, an ex-convict, and sometimes shoplifter, awakens down a lane after a two-day drinking binge. Friday is a blur and Saturday has disappeared altogether from his memory. Unwisely he gets into a physical altercation with some soldiers; when he next revives he’s in a jail cell, badly battered and—he slowly discovers—completely blind. And things don’t get any better: His girlfriend has disappeared. The police are questioning him and playing every kind of cop game with his head. His stab at Disability Compensation catches him in the Kafkaesque coils of the welfare bureaucracy. Sammy’s response to this wave of misfortune?
Told in the utterly uncensored language of the Scottish lower classes, How Late It Was, How Late is a dark and subtly political parable of struggle and survival, a masterpiece of irony and black humor.