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Willie Hogg (Fiction Series)

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Robin Jenkins' novel tells a contemporary but universal story which resounds with a sense of hope. An elderly man, Willie, and his wife, Maggie, travel to a Navajo reservation in the Arizona desert where Maggie's missionary sister, Elspeth, lies dying of cancer. An article on the couple in a Glasgow newspaper a few weeks previously had sparked off a great effort in the cit ...more
Published August 5th 1999 by Edinburgh University Press
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Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just love Robin Jenkins work. Started with ‘Guests of War’ many years ago. This novel is quiet but powerful...insights into what the wee man, the man of no consequence, the man who didn’t make it big...what goes on in his head and life. Life in a Glasgow tenement, unexpected travel and fame, exposure to different cultures, struggle with faith and the lack of it, loss, loss, loss.
Jenkins understands the Scottish psyche...oh, just grab any of his books, you’ll see what I mean.
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Author of a number of landmark novels including The Cone Gatherers, The Changeling, Happy for the Child, The Thistle and the Grail and Guests of War, Jenkins is recognised as one of Scotland's greatest writers. The themes of good and evil, of innocence lost, of fraudulence, cruelty and redemption shine through his work. His novels, shot through with ambiguity, are rarely about what they seem. He p ...more