Apologies if this has already been covered. I have just finished reading Andrew O'Hagan's first work of fiction. It was published in 1999 and was nominated for the Booker prize and others at the time.
I enjoyed it very much indeed. It is set in the west coast of Scotland and the author must draw a lot from his own upbringing. His style of writing may not be to everybody's taste but personally I liked it.
For those who can mind back to the 3 part series shown on BBC last year Andrew O'Hagan wrote and presented a really excellent programme on Robert Burns. That's what prompted me to read the book. He is a very personable and capable guy.
There is a review to be found here:-http://www.spikemagazine.com/0699ourfathers.php
Forgive me again if everyone has already read this book.