Meg Henderson

The Last Wanderer

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Relating the three women's histories in overlapping sequence, Henderson weaves a warmly approachable, robustly character-based narrative, deftly infused with idioms and cadences. A convincing, thoughtfully-wrought portrayal of how economics and the elements interact with the individual' — Scotland on Sunday 'A moving commemoration of what may prove to be a dying industry and way of life' — Sunday Herald 'Heartfelt and relevant. Brings the past alive. Stuffed full of a larger than life cast whose eccentricities and suspicions produce funny set-pieces, with more than a touch of the vital spark about them' — The Herald This rich and moving saga tells the story of Ina, Margo and Rose — grandmother, daughter and granddaughter — from the small fishing community of Acarsaid on the west coast of Scotland. Each has led a very different existence, but all three find themselves, despite their restless spirits, caught up in the life of the sea. Told with great understanding and infectious wit, The Last Wanderer is a fascinating story of the ups and downs, the laughs and tragedies of families bound together by an extraordinary shared history.
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492 printed pages
Original publication
2012
Publisher
Birlinn

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