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The Waster's Tale [Kindle Edition]

Stephen Livingston
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Book Description

An award-winning short story following twenty-four hours in the life of a young Glaswegian man. It's written in the first person using the narrator's vernacular voice. First published in the anthology "Glasgow Tales" this story won the EndPapers Tales Series prize.

Cover Design by Paul Brannan.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2364 KB
  • Print Length: 8 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Y1KKI8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #373,323 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Stephen Livingston is an award winning short story author. His first published work, Choose Your Future, won the inaugural Canongate Prize for New Writing and is available in the anthology Scotland Into The New Era. His short story The Waster's Tale won the EndPapers Tales Series Prize and is available in the anthology Glasgow Tales. Another story Recycling was published in the anthology Scores 4 available from St Andrews University Dept of English where he received a post-graduate M. Litt. in Creative Writing. Kindling, his first collection of short stories, received the ePublishing Consortium Writers Award for exceptional writing.

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4.0 out of 5 stars very good short story 8 Feb. 2013
By ElaineG TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This story does take a bit of "getting into" if you are not used to the Glaswegian vernacular, although the clue really is in the title "The Waster's Tale" - so think Modern Day Glaswegian Canterbury Tale and it all comes together and makes sense. It is the story of a day in a life of Glaswegian pot head, fuelled by drink and drugs. We all know people who live like that and the story is so well written that we can probably all recognise them in the main character. The tone and rhythm of the writing carries the story perfectly to the point where at the end of the 24 hours, and particularly with the last sentence, you know the 24 hours is just part of one long cycle to be repeated over and over.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book review 7 Jan. 2013
By riget
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Was okay if a bit limited in its vocabulary and a tad short but at the same time quite enjoyable experience for a short story.hope that there is more to come of his exploits.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Glesga patter 12 Nov. 2013
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The only thing that was wrong with it was it was far too short!
Guess I must be a waster for this is how I misspent my own youth!!
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