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Strip the Willow

(2009)
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'Before you could sort a city out, you had to clean up the source'. That is the challenge Lucy faces...For years she made that common mistake: her heart was blocked, she thought she was alone. Now, as predatory LeopCorp gets set to pounce on a bankrupt Uberdeen, her quest for fellow-resisters has to speed up pronto. Feisty Alison? Subtle anarchist Iris? Ruthless young Gwen? The big fisherman with a chip on his deck, the Cretan professor - or the smart anti-capitalist clowns? Perhaps the overcrowded Polish workers - or the wounded haunting stranger that has rolled back into town? Or is Lucy simply past it? Might as well retreat to Morocco and let GrottoLotto take over the streets for a new global bonanza...? Black political satire meets salty, funny love story. "Strip the Willow" reveals itself as a dance of vision, desire, plotting and despair. The apocalypse when it comes is pretty damn sharp, the tenderness real. A vivid, breathtaking tale, "Strip the Willow" is the long-awaited second novel by the author of Saltire award-winning "Amande's Bed".

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Paperback Editions

May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Strip the Willow
Author(s): John Aberdein
ISBN: 1-84697-119-5 / 978-1-84697-119-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Strip the Willow
Author(s): John Aberdein
Publisher: Birlinn
Availability: Amazon UK