scottish novel

  • Shop Front by Samuel Best

    samuel best shop front

    There are those years when as a young person all you seem to do is go to your dead end job, visit the pub, and otherwise walk the streets of your depressing home town, cracking on about issues relevant and trivial with your best mates.

    These are the years caught by Samuel Best in Shop Front, published by Fledgling Press

    Aside from introducing the narrator as working in a shop, the title Shop Front evokes that final year at university when the students leave with their  CV and degree presented as their ‘shop front’ to prospective employers.  The title makes me think of visual merchandising: goods or services displayed to highlight their features and benefits.