Hawkfall & Other Stories

Stock No 48346
EAN/ISBN 9781904598183
Author: George Mackay Brown
Publisher: Polygon
Format: PB

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A selection of stories set in the Orkney Islands at various historical periods. Atmospheric, touched occasionally by the supernatural, these tales capture the hard lives of the fishermen and crofters, and explore the potential for loneliness in this remote place. Filled with sadness at the gradual depopulation of these islands, the stories address the departure of the young folk and those with a more adventurous spirit for new lives in the cities or the Dominions. This theme of change pervades even those stories set in the twentieth century: we are reminded by Scandanavian names that the Orkneys were once not part of Scotland, and that the islanders are the descendants of the Vikings.

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