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Burning Down George Orwell's House

(2015)
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A darkly comic debut novel about advertising, truth, single malt, Scottish hospitality - or lack thereof - and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Ray Welter, who was until recently a high-flying advertising executive in Chicago, has left the world of newspeak behind. He decamps to the isolated Scottish Isle of Jura in order to spend a few months in the cottage where George Orwell wrote most of his seminal novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ray is miserable and quite prepared to make his troubles go away with the help of copious quantities of excellent scotch.

But a few of the local islanders take a decidedly shallow view of a foreigner coming to visit in order to sort himself out, and Ray quickly finds himself having to deal with not only his own issues but also a community whose eccentricities are at times amusing and at others downright dangerous. Also the locals believe - or claim to believe - that there's a werewolf about, and against his better judgment Ray's misadventures build to the night of a traditional boozy werewolf hunt on the Isle of Jura on the summer solstice.

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May 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Burning Down George Orwell's House
Author(s): Andrew Ervin
ISBN: 1-61695-494-9 / 978-1-61695-494-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
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April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Burning Down George Orwell's House
Author(s): Andrew Ervin
ISBN: 1-61695-652-6 / 978-1-61695-652-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
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Title: Burning Down George Orwell's House
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Title: Burning Down George Orwell's House
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Title: Burning Down George Orwell's House
Author(s): Andrew Ervin
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May 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Burning Down George Orwell's House
Author(s): Andrew Ervin
Publisher: Soho Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA