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Glenfarron

(2008)
A novel by

 
Glenfarron is the tale of a rugged Scottish landscape and the impact of three generations of outsiders: Polish aircrew at a military hospital in the 1940s; young Glaswegians who inherit a country property in the 1970s; African diplomats in 2006. There is a tragedy of illicit love, a psychological haunting, and a dark comedy of post-colonial hangovers.
These three histories overlap in a fine texture of place and memory, family passions, and guilt. Nobody is left untouched. The wounded Poles arrive as heroes, but are then stunned by rejection. The Glaswegian couple are not what they seem, and their story leads into fear and doubt. A collector of African artefacts draws his remote community into a grotesque battle to defend 'heritage' against foreigners.
Jonathan Falla's third novel is a triumph of storytelling, saturated with atmosphere and personality. "An intelligent, ambitious, and well-written book. Glenfarron is a real achievement." Alan Massie, The Scotsman.

 

Paperback Editions

August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Glenfarron
Author(s): Jonathan Falla
ISBN: 1-906120-33-1 / 978-1-906120-33-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Two Ravens Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Glenfarron: A novel
Author(s): Jonathan Falla
Publisher: Stupor Mundi
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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