BUCKET OF TONGUES.
Edition: First US printing, a trade paperback.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (1999). First edition - A collection of short stories, in which "McLean shows us real life - and real death - in all its many guises. Equally adept at black farce, brutal rants, or tender epiphanies, McLean plunges us headlong into the lives of his characters: partying with soccer enthusiasts; shivering inside the butcher's man-sized fridge; stumbling bloody-footed along the cliff-top path at midnight, lost in a liver'n'onions-fueled fantasy of sex and violence. The men and women in these stories are mostly unemployed or in dead-end jobs, often on the edge of madness or destruction. . Told with enormous skill, fierce humor, and a dark emotional drive, these stories are as various as the characters themselves." (Guardian) Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-393318974.
Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (toning to the pages).