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ISBN: 9781846976087
Published: 03 Mar 2022
Format: Paperback
Extent: 336
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon , Polygon
Categories:
Fiction
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About the Book

'An enthralling mystery, family saga and Sunset Song-esque ode to the land' - The Herald, 25 Summer Reads

Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize 2021

Winner of the Bookmark Book Festival Book of the Year 2021

After Highland shepherd Colvin Munro disappears, a mysterious trail of his possessions is found in the Cairngorm mountains. Writing the eulogy for his memorial years later, his foundling-sister Mo seeks to discover why he vanished. Younger brother Sorley is also haunted by his absence and driven to reveal the forces that led to Colvin’s disappearance. Is their brother alive or dead?

Set on a farming estate in the upper reaches of the River Spey, Of Stone and Sky follows several generations of a shepherding family in a paean to the bonds between people, their land and way of life. It is a profound mystery, a passionate poem, a political manifesto, shot through with wisdom and humour.


The Author

Merryn Glover

Merryn Glover was born in a former Rana palace in Kathmandu and grew up in Nepal, India and Pakistan. Her first major work was a stage play, The Long Way Home, which was broadcast on Radio Scotland. She has written three further radio plays for Radio 4 and Radio Scotland. Merryn’s first novel, A House Called Askival (2014), was published by Freight. Her second, Of Stone and Sky (2021) was published by Polygon and is set in the Highlands where she now lives. In 2019, she was appointed the first Writer in Residence for the Cairngorms National Park.

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