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ISBN: 9781846976438
Published: 03 Aug 2023
Format: Paperback
Extent: 304
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon
Categories:
Fiction
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About the Book

Margaret Bryce has been having a hard time since dying in 2014.

In a place beyond, we join Margaret as she revisits her life, from her Aberdeen prefab childhood to the birth of her twin girls, through Thatcher’s Britain, the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster, Australia’s Black Summer bushfires, the death of Princess Diana and the COVID pandemic. But something isn’t quite right. Margaret is trying to remember, but also fighting to forget.

A Country of Eternal Light will take you on a journey like no other. It is an utterly original, bitingly funny and poignant novel about life, death, what we choose to remember - and what we’d do anything to forget.

A Waterstones Scottish Book of the Month

Shortlisted for the Readings New Australian Fiction Prize

Shortlisted for the Age Fiction Book of the Year


The Author

Paul Dalgarno

Paul Dalgarno was a Senior Writer and Features Editor at The Herald newspaper group before moving to Australia, where he was Deputy Editor of The Conversation. He is currently Managing Editor of ScreenHub and has written for The Guardian, Archer, ArtsHub, and Australian Book Review. He has worked as an editor in the education, private, not-for-profit and government sectors.

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