From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
is a 1957
novel by Alexander Trocchi
about a young man working on the river barges
. It tells the story of Joe, a young man working on the canals between Glasgow and Edinburgh
who discovers a body of a young woman
floating in the canal. The novel focuses on the relationship between Joe and his companions on the barge - a husband and wife - and it becomes clearer as the novel progresses that Joe is connected to the corpse
It was adapted to film as Young Adam in 2003.