It is off-season in a remote Highland sea port: 21-year-old Morvern Callar, a low-paid employee in the local supermarket, wakes one morning to find her strange boyfriend has committed suicide and is dead on their kitchen floor. Morvern's laconic reaction is both intriguing and immoral. What she does next is even more appalling.
It is off-season in a remote Highland sea port: twenty-one-year-old Morvern Callar, a low-paid employee in the local supermarket, wakes one morning to find her strange boyfriend has committed suicide and is dead on their kitchen floor. Morvern's laconic reaction is both intriguing and immoral. What she does next is even more appalling...Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award.
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"Brilliant, tender, a stylistic dazzler" -- Hilary Mantel "A dazzling achievement" * Time Out * "Morvern is a brilliant creation... more than a stunning debut novel; to my mind it establishes Alan Warner as one of the most talented, original and interesting voices around" -- Irvine Welsh "Morvern is a compelling creation; elusive, enigmatic and opaque. Both ordinary and extraordinary, she gleams out like onyx from a vivid, macabre and lyrical book" * Guardian * "Not since Camus' The Outsider has a voice with so many angles hopped and fluttered from the pages, has a note risen to chill in its opening breath" * Scotland on Sunday *
About Alan Warner
Alan Warner is the author of six other novels: These Demented Lands, The Sopranos, The Man Who Walks, The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven, The Stars in the Bright Sky, which was longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize; and The Deadman's Pedal (2012). He is Writer in Residence at Edinburgh University.
Morvern Callar by Alan Warner
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Winner of Somerset Maugham Award 1996 Winner of HarperCollins Biennial Religious Book Award 1995 Winner of Ruth Hadden Memorial Award 1995 Winner of Scottish Arts Council Book Award 1995 Short-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 1997
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