Hame by Annalena McAfee

Hame Hardcover Feb 9 2017

By Annalena McAfee
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Hame, n. Scottish form of `home': a valued place regarded as a refuge or place of origin In the wake of the breakdown of her relationship, Mhairi McPhail dismantles her life in New York and moves with her 9-year-old daughter, Agnes, to the remote Scottish island of Fascaray. Mhairi has been commissioned to write a biography of the late Bard of Fascaray, Grigor McWatt, a cantankerous poet with an international reputation. But who was Grigor McWatt? Details of his past - his tough childhood and his war years as a commando - are elusive, and there is evidence of a mysterious love affair which Mhairi is determined to investigate. As she struggles to adapt to her new life, and put her own troubled past behind her, Mhairi begins to unearth the astonishing secret history of the poet regarded by many as the custodian of Fascaray's - and Scotland's - soul. A dazzling, kaleidoscope of a novel, Hame layers extracts from Mhairi's journal, Grigor's letters and poems and his evocative writing about the island into a compelling narrative that explores identity, love and the universal quest for home.

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Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Harvill Secker
Publication date
Feb 9 2017
Language
English
Pages
592
ISBN-13
9781911215325
ISBN-10
1911215329
Weight
907g
Dimensions
162.0mm x 240.0mm