Set in the fictional town of Graithnock, these linked stories capture the lives of ordinary people, those casualties of social and emotional struggles who defy defeat with humour, resilience and inspiring faith in their dreams. 'A superb collection: a series of brief lives which McIlvanney passes through the eye of a very sharp needle' Literary Review 'Beautifully balances faithful observation with political rage' Mail on Sunday
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'A sad, brilliant, joyful tribute to the dreams that never make it' -- Sunday Express 'Angry as well as compassionate. It is a most effective and innovative piece of writing' -- Guardian 'McIlvanney's great skill lies not only in illuminating those fleeting event which hint at, or embody greater truths, but in evoking an entire life within the compass of a few hundred words' -- Sunday Times
About William McIlvanney
William McIlvanney is one of Scotland's foremost writers whose award-winning novels include THE PAPERS OF TONY VEITCH, THE BIG MAN, which was made into a film starring Liam Neeson, STRANGE LOYALTIES, and THE KILN. He has also published three books of poetry and a collection of journalism.
Table of Contents
"Waving"; "Performance"; "On the Sidelines"; "Death of a Spinster"; "The Prisoner"; "Homecoming"; "At the Bar"; "In the Steps of Spartacus"; "Sentences" ; "Getting Along"; "Mick's Day"; "Tig"; "Beached"; "How Many Miles to Babylon?"; "Callers"; "End Game"; "Hullo Again"; "Holing Out"; "Deathwatch Beetle"; "Dreaming".
Walking Wounded by William McIlvanney
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