by Carl MacDougall - £9.99 Freight Books (2017)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781911332138 | ISBN 10: 1911332139
A long-awaited new collection of stories from one of Scotland’s most acclaimed writers.
A young man returns from London, facing the prospect of reunion with a young daughter he’s never met. A woman recounts her family’s doomed attempt to emigrate from Poland to America 70 years before. A creative writing tutor is shocked by the story of one of his students, who is connected to a past atrocity in Bosnia. A former architect fights a losing battle with alcoholism and the ghosts from his past.
Here is a new collection of brilliant stories from the multi-award winning elder statesman of Scottish literature, exploring themes of poverty, migration, alienation, accountability and alcoholism, with an impressive depth and emotional range.
(Price & availability last checked: March 2017)
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