Book cover for The Young Team

The Young Team



01 April 2021
400 pages
Imprint: Picador


A swaggering, incendiary debut . . . The non-standard English forges a dazzling poetry of its own . . . pitches Armstrong straight into the first division of Scottish writers.
The Young Team is a landmark in Scottish literature. It reminds me of Catcher in the Rye and The Great Gatsby.
Armstrong’s hard-hitting novel is Trainspotting for a new generation.
Raw and lyrical . . . written in a voice that recalls Irvine Welsh and Alan Warner – dialect that fizzes off the page.