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Birlinn General
FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781846971198
RRP: £9.99
PAGES: 272
PUBLICATION DATE: May 1, 2009

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Strip the Willow

By (author) John Aberdein

‘Before you could sort a city out, you had to clean up the source’. That is the challenge Lucy faces…For years she made that common mistake: her heart was blocked, she thought she was alone. Now, as predatory LeopCorp gets set to pounce on a bankrupt Uberdeen, her quest for fellow-resisters has to speed up pronto. Feisty Alison? Subtle anarchist Iris? Ruthless young Gwen? The big fisherman with a chip on his deck, the Cretan professor – or the smart anti-capitalist clowns? Perhaps the overcrowded Polish workers – or the wounded haunting stranger that has rolled back into town? Or is Lucy simply past it? Might as well retreat to Morocco and let GrottoLotto take over the streets for a new global bonanza…? Black political satire meets salty, funny love story. “Strip the Willow” reveals itself as a dance of vision, desire, plotting and despair. The apocalypse when it comes is pretty damn sharp, the tenderness real. A vivid, breathtaking tale, “Strip the Willow” is the long-awaited second novel by the author of Saltire award-winning “Amande’s Bed”.

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