Young Shoulders

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First edition
(publ. Macmillan)

Young Shoulders is a 1982 novel by John Wain.[1] It portrays incompatibility in a marital relationship and how such a flawed marriage affects the children born out of it. It won the 1982 Whitbread Prize.[2]


  1. ^ Mitgang, Herbert (26 May 1994). "John Wain, British Novelist, Poet and Critic, Is Dead at 69". Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Bayley, John (25 May 1994). "Obituary: John Wain". The Independent. Retrieved 18 December 2013.