The theme of this Scottish Catholic novel is the collision of the old Scotland of municipal socialism and the new. That collision is dramatized in the story of the narrator's grandfather, an ambitious but misguided social improver.
Short-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2001 Short-listed for Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2000 Short-listed for Booker Prize for Fiction 1999 Short-listed for Whitbread Book Awards: First Novel Category 1999 Short-listed for Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 1999
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