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'Swing Hammer Swing! is a great novel' James Kelman

'A gamey, pungent, vulgar sprawl of a novel, somewhere in that hinterland where Damon Runyon meets James Joyce' Robert Carver, Observer

'This tale of a week in the life of Tam Clay, Gorbals slum-dweller, father-in-waiting, and wordsmith manque, is funny from beginning to end...As Tam stumbles through the drink-sodden world of the Gorbals underclass of the sixties, when a house in Castlemilk was an ambition, he embarks on a mini-odyssey of self-discovery while blinding the reader with literary legerdemain' Ian Black, The Herald

'Swing Hammer Swing!' is a seriously good novel. Critics have rightly claimed that he does for Glasgow what James Joyce did for Dublin' Stephen Pile, Daily Telegraph

'A crazily good read...this fantastic first novel' Miranda France, Scotland on Sunday

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