1846975050
Greenvoe / George Mackay Brown.
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Author: Brown, George Mackay,
Publication year: 2019
Format: Book
Edition: New edition / introduction by Ali Smith.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Polygon, 2019.
ISBN: 9781846975059 (pbk.) :
Description:
Greenvoe, the tight-knit community on the Orcadian island of Hellya, has existed unchanged for generations, but Operation Black Star requires the island for unspecified purposes and threatens the islanders' way of life. A whole host of characters - The Skarf, failed fishermen and Marxist historian; Ivan Westray, boatman and dallier; pious creeler Samuel Whaness; drunken fishermen Bert Kerston; earth-mother Alice Voar, and meths-drinker Timmy Folster - are vividly brought to life in this sparkling mixture of prose and poetry. In the end Operation Black Star fails, but not before it has ruined the island; but the book ends on a note of hope as the islanders return to celebrate the ritual rebirth of Hellya.
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256 pages ; 20 cm

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