Golden Hare Books are so happy to once again launch a brilliant new book by Malachy Tallack, this time his debut novel! Come along and celebrate with us in St Vincent’s Chapel!
The debut novel from the award-winning author of 60 Degrees North and The Undiscovered Islands, about love and grief, family and inheritance, tradition and rapid change.
‘What I’ve been waiting for: a moving, authentic novel of the Scottish islands in the twenty-first century.’
Amy Liptrot, Bestselling author of THE OUTRUN
Shetland: a place of sheep and soil, of harsh weather, close ties and an age-old way of life. A place where David has lived all his life, like his father and grandfather before him, but where he abides only in the present moment. A place where Sandy, a newcomer but already a crofter, may have finally found a home. A place that Alice has fled to after the death of her husband.
But times do change. Island inhabitants die, or move away, and David worries that no young families will take over the chain of stories and care that this valley has always needed, while others wonder if it was ever truly theirs to join. In the wind and sun and storms from the Atlantic, these islanders must decide: what is left of us when the day’s work is done, the children grown, and all our choices have been made?
Originally from Shetland, Malachy Tallack is the author of two non-fiction titles, 60 Degrees North and The Un-Discovered Islands. Both fused nature writing, history and memoir; the first was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book Award and the second was named Illustrated Travel Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2016. Malachy won a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust in 2014, and the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2015. He is a singer-songwriter as well as a writer and journalist, and lives in Glasgow.