The Stornoway Way by Kevin MacNeil

The Stornoway Way

Kevin MacNeil

Life in the Outer Hebrides - drink, sex, more drink, more sex, clifftop walks. 'This is not the back of beyond, it is the heart of beyond.' A bleak, excruciatingly funny view of life in a really remote rural community. And, if you think they are innocent in the country, this is not the book for you.

Extract

I wonder if it is time to go back into the world again, the straight-edged world where people neither agonize nor slowly poison themselves. I begin by putting the phone back on the hook, first time in weeks.
Nothing happens.

Parallels
  • You Have to be Careful in the Land of the Free by James Kelman
  • White Male Heart by Ruaridh Nicoll
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Explicit sexual content