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Young Adam

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Author  Alexander Trocchi
Language  English
Country  France
Published  1954 (Olympia Press) (1st edition) 1961 (Heinemann) (2nd English edition)
Media type  Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages  168 pp (Rebel paperback edition 1999)

Young Adam is a 1954 novel by Alexander Trocchi which tells the story of Joe, a young man who labours on the river barges of Glasgow, and who discovers the body of a young woman floating in the canal. The novel focuses on the relationship between Joe and his companions on the barge – a husband and wife – and it becomes clearer as the novel progresses that Joe is connected to the dead woman he found. From this comes the saying, "I've shed my own skin and merged into the fog".

This story was adapted into film as Young Adam in 2003.

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Young Adam Wikipedia


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