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'I think of swithering as the wishy-washy swaying action my hands make when I can't make up my mind.' Read more by Kirsty Logan about the evocative Scottish words she uses in everyday life as well as in her writing on our blog.

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The best lives leave a mark. Mara's island is one of stories and magic, but every story ends in the same way. She will finish her days on the cliff, turned to stone and gazing out at the horizon like all the islanders before her. Mara's parents - a boxer and a ballerina - chose this enchanted place as a refuge from the turbulence of their previous lives; they wanted to bring up their children somewhere special and safe. But the island and the sea don't care what people want, and when they claim a price from her family, Mara's world unravels. It takes the arrival of Pearl, mysterious and irresistible, to light a spark in Mara again, and allow her to consider a different story for herself. The Gloaming is a gorgeous tale of love and grief, and the gap between fairy tales and real life.



Fiction & PoetryFantasyFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 19/04/2018 ISBN-13: 9781911215936  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Kirsty Logan is a writer, performer, literary editor, writing mentor and book reviewer. Her first book, The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales, won the Scott Prize and was longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize. Her novel, The Gracekeepers, won a Lambda Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Golden Tentacle for best debut. She regularly performs her stories at events and festivals throughout the world. She lives in Glasgow with her wife and their rescue puppy.

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Mara’s parents are a magical pairing, and this magic spills over into their family lives and the island they call home, surrounded by the unforgiving sea. When grief strikes at the heart of this family, their lives all but come apart. When Mara fears that things are at their worst, she meets the mysterious Pearl who might just be the one to lead Mara out of the darkness. Set in place where myth brushes against reality, Kirsty Logan’s latest novel enchants with a tale of love, fairytales and mermaids.

Matt, Web Team

'I think of swithering as the wishy-washy swaying action my hands make when I can't make up my mind.' Read more by Kirsty Logan about the evocative Scottish words she uses in everyday life as well as in her writing on our blog.

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 17/04/2018

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