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The Gathering Night

(2009)
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Between Grandmother Mountain and the cold sea, Alaia and her family live off the land. But when one of her brothers goes hunting and never returns, the fragile balance of life is upset. Half-starved and maddened with grief, Alaia's mother follows her visions and goes in search of her lost son. Then a stranger from a rival tribe appears on their hearth seeking shelter. Are his stories of a great wave and a people perished really to be believed? What else could drive a man to travel alone between tribes in the depths of winter? Hopes of resolution come when Alaia's mother returns home as a Go-Between, one able to commune with the spirits. But as all the Auk people come together for their annual Gathering Night, who there will listen to the voice of a woman? "The Gathering Night" is a story of conflict, loss, love, adventure and devastating natural disasters. This utterly enchanting pre-historical novel is set deep in our stone-age past, but resonates as a parable of our troubled planet 8000 years on.

 
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Paperback Editions

May 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Gathering Night
Author(s): Margaret Elphinstone
ISBN: 1-84767-288-4 / 978-1-84767-288-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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August 2010 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Gathering Night
Author(s): Margaret Elphinstone
ISBN: 1-55278-880-6 / 978-1-55278-880-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McArthur & Co
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August 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Gathering Night
Author(s): Margaret Elphinstone
ISBN: 1-84767-289-2 / 978-1-84767-289-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2009 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: The Gathering Night
Author(s): Margaret Elphinstone
ISBN: 1-55278-800-8 / 978-1-55278-800-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McArthur & Co
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Gathering Night
Author(s): Margaret Elphinstone
Publisher: McArthur & Company
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May 2009 : USA, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Gathering Night
Author(s): Margaret Elphinstone
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


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