Dead Men`s Trousers

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Mark Renton is finally a success.

An international jet-setter, he now makes significant money managing DJs, but the constant travel, airport lounges, soulless hotel rooms and broken relationships have left him dissatisfied with his life. He’s then rocked by a chance encounter with Frank Begbie, from whom he’d been hiding for years after a terrible betrayal and the resulting debt. But the psychotic Begbie appears to have reinvented himself as a celebrated artist and – much to Mark’s astonishment – doesn’t seem interested in revenge.

Sick Boy and Spud, who have agendas of their own, are intrigued to learn that their old friends are back in town, but when they enter the bleak world of organ-harvesting, things start to go so badly wrong. Lurching from crisis to crisis, the four men circle each other, driven by their personal histories and addictions, confused, angry – so desperate that even Hibs winning the Scottish Cup doesn’t really help. One of these four will not survive to the end of this book. Which one of them is wearing Dead Men’s Trousers?

Fast and furious, scabrously funny and weirdly moving, this is a spectacular return of the crew from Trainspotting.

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Irwin Welsh (English I rvine Welsh ) Contemporary Scottish writer. Irwin Welch was born on September 27, 1958 in Leith, a suburb of Edinburgh. At the age of four, he moved with his parents to Edinburgh, where after school he completed courses in the specialty of an electrical engineer. He worked as a technician`s apprentice on television, but after an electric shock he was forced to change jobs. In 1978, the twenty-year-old Welsh traveled to London, where he played guitar and sang in the punk bands The Pubic Lice and Stairway 13.

He then returned to Edinburgh where he earned a computer science degree from Heriot Watt University. Then he left the British Isles and moved to the continent, to Amsterdam. Now he lives in Dublin with his wife Elizabeth. In the early 90s he began to write. His first novel, Trainspotting (1993), is a darkly humorous tale of the everyday life of young drug addicts in Edinburgh in the late 1980s. It is largely an autobiographical book. Welch spent h...

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Irwin Welsh (English I rvine Welsh ) Contemporary Scottish writer. Irwin Welch was born on September 27, 1958 in Leith, a suburb of Edinburgh. At the age of four, he moved with his parents to Edinburgh, where after school he completed courses in the specialty of an electrical engineer. He worked as a technician`s apprentice on television, but after an electric shock he was forced to change jobs. In 1978, the twenty-year-old Welsh traveled to London, where he played guitar and sang in the punk bands The Pubic Lice and Stairway 13. He then returned to Edinburgh where he earned a computer science degree from Heriot Watt University. Then he left the British Isles and moved to the continent, to Amsterdam. Now he lives in Dublin with his wife Elizabeth. In the early 90s he began to write. His first novel, Trainspotting (1993), is a darkly humorous tale of the everyday life of young drug addicts in Edinburgh in the late 1980s. It is largely an autobiographical book. Welch spent his youth among drug addicts, but, having moved to Amsterdam, found the strength to get off the needle. Welch became the only drug addict to survive the AIDS epidemic. In 1996, Denny Boyle directed Trainspotting`s Trainspotting film Trainspotting. The soundtrack to the tape also became popular, which included compositions by Welch`s group "Primal Scream". After that, Welch wrote a number of books and at the moment remains one of the most popular writers in the counterculture genre. However, Welch`s popularity in Russia can hardly be compared with his popularity in the West. Hardly anyone would think of stealing his books from the shops. Tough stylistics, slang, drugs, rave, football, sex, the life of working-class suburbs of Edinburgh, post-punk generation, or "generation X", to use a term that entered the culture thanks to another writer - Canadian Douglas Copeland - these are the components of Welch`s success. Now almost all discussion of the evolution of Western youth culture at the end of the twentieth century is firmly associated with the name of Welch. His works have already become the subject of literary, sociological and philosophical reflection. They talk about him, mentioning not only the ideologues of punk, but also Georges Bataille, Celine and Baudrillard, which, however, only makes Welch`s marginality even more obvious on Russian literary soil. He himself emphasizes his "non-literary character". Experience as such, presented in texts that claim to depict life without embellishment. Everything is very simple and dirty, no illusions or sentimentality for you. And no beauties. The only thing that brings existence beyond the disappointing routine is narcotic trance and orgies. For Welsh`s heroes, there is only a way down, a way of destruction. They are prepared in advance for defeat and consciously choose it. More precisely, they do not choose, but blindly move towards it. Because there is no question of choice.  Irwin Welch interviews .  Wikipedia , Irwin Welch`s official site , IMDb .