Battered and bruised, Elizabeth has left abusive husband Patrick. Again. In the bleak and impersonal Glasgow housing office Elizabeth meets the provocatively intriguing drug addict Sadie, who is desperate to get her own life back on track too.
The two women forge a fierce and interdependent relationship as they try to rebuild their shattered lives.
This award-winning short story follows twenty-four hours in the life of a young Glaswegian man. It is written in the first person vernacular voice of the narrator.
First published in the anthology Glasgow Tales, The Waster's Tale won the EndPapers Tales Series prize.
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