Da Happie Laand

Robert Alan Jamieson

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

Shortlisted for the Saltire Scotland Book of the Year Award 2010; longlisted for the Creative Scotland, Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards 2011 and Dublin IMPAC Prize, 2012

An experimental novel on a grand scale. A Perth minister takes in a traumatised stranger who calls himself 'the son and heir to being lost'. When the stranger disappears, the events leading up to and following on from this are revealed. Shifting perspectives from a contemporary mystery to a history of Shetland and emigration, it extends the idea of Scottish empire and diaspora imaginatively, while addressing notions of being and belonging in 21st century Scotland.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherLuath Press
Number of pages388
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)978-1-90-681786-2
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2010

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