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The Island

3.2  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Paperback, First, 130 pages
Published September 2010 by Two Ravens Press
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Helen (Helena/Nell)
Aug 29, 2010 Helen (Helena/Nell) rated it it was amazing
This is the first novel of a poet. It doesn't disappoint. In many ways, it's like an extended short story. Everything connects. I didn't notice a word out of place.

Set in contemporary Scotland, the central character has just lost his job working for a pharmaceutical company. That's significant but it takes a long time to realise why. More obviously, his marriage seems to be in trouble and, near the start of the narrative, his little girl is nearly killed by a careless driver.

The time frame is br
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Georgina
This novelette (too long to be a short story, too short to be a novella) is set in (or rather, around) London over a single day, with flashbacks to a tedious childhood and adolescence in Scotland. The main character, the appropriately dull-sounding Gray (short for Graham), has a row with his wife, whom he may or may not be in the process of leaving, drags his daughter off for a fun-filled trip to the recycling bins at the local supermarket, on the way to which the kid almost gets run over by ...more
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Richard Price is a contemporary Scottish poet and novelist who has also published translations.

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