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The Road Dance By John MacKay

The Road Dance by John MacKay

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For Kirsty MacLeod, the love of Murdo promises a new life away from the scrape of the land and the repression of the church. As the dancers swirl and sup, Kirsty is overpowered and raped by an unknown assailant. On a fateful day of surging seas and swelling pain Kirsty learns that her love will never be back.

The Road Dance Summary

The Road Dance by John MacKay

Kirsty MacLeod is a beautiful young woman, coveted by all the young men of her island village. She dreams of America, of following the setting sun west to a better life. She meets the man who dreams her dreams and promises to make them come true. But then the Great War breaks out and the men must leave for battle. In their honour, the islanders organise a grand Road Dance.

That night she is raped. She is left with a secret that will bring shame upon her and her family and ultimately on the child she is carrying. On a night of storms and sorrow, she has to make her choice and it is no choice at all.

The Road Dance Reviews

Powerful, shocking, heartbreaking. - Scottish Daily Mail.

[MacKay] has captured time, place and atmosphere superbly... - Meg Henderson.

a gripping plot that subtly twists and turns, vivid characterisation, and a real sense of time and tradition, this is an absorbing, powerful first novel. - Scots Magazine

About John MacKay

JOHN MACKAY was born in Glasgow in 1965 and has drawn on the oral traditions of his Hebridean background to write this Hebridean set trilogy. John MacKay is a journalist and newsreader for STV and presents the STV News at Six and Scotland Tonight.

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The Road Dance by John MacKay
Used - Very Good
Luath Press Ltd
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