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If You Liked School, You'll Love Work Like one of Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh's many sobriety-averse characters, these yarns wander widely and wildly — in a good way....If You Liked School, You'll Love WorkFiction, Short Stories Like one of Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh's many sobriety-averse characters, these yarns wander widely and wildly — in a good way....2007-08-31W.W. Norton
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If You Liked School, You'll Love Work

Genre: Fiction, Short Stories; Author: Irvine Welsh; Publisher: W.W. Norton

Like one of Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh’s many sobriety-averse characters, these yarns wander widely and wildly — in a good way. The concluding novella, ”Kingdom of Fife,” is a satisfying, Scotland-set tale of drink, drugs, and dogfighting (how topical!). If You Liked School, You’ll Love Work’s other stories, in which Welsh indulges his penchant for Roald Dahl-style plot twists with much success, take place in the Canary Islands or, more often, America. The highlight of the latter batch is the unsettling, sun-blasted ”Miss Arizona” — and that’s not just because it name-checks a certain weekly entertainment magazine. B+