John, a teenager, struggles with loneliness and alienation in Ferguslie Park, a rough housing scheme in 1950's Scotland.
At school he makes friends with Laff, a Ferguslie boy who shares his dream of escape.
Their friendship becomes a fortress against the mockery they face at school and the menace of 'Feegie' - and their dreams are only heightened when rock'n roll, jukeboxes and Teddy Boys erupt like a splash of technicolour into their monochrome lives.
They yearn for sex, dream of romance, discover jealousy,get into fights...
When tragedy intervenes, John is in danger of 'settling for less' - giving up on their youthful dream.
But Laff's influence persists...
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/02/2004
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9780552770798