Lie of the Land


by Michael F. Russell

‘Not very long ago, a book such as Lie of the Land would have been categorised as science-fiction, or futurism, or dystopia…when a novel is as well-written as this, it stands as literature and may only be judged on literary merits. Michael F. Russell has delivered an intriguing, thought-provoking and immensely readable book’ – Roger Hutchinson, author of Calum’s Road, West Highland Free Press

Paperback: 293 pages

Publisher: Polygon, an imprint of Birlinn Ltd., 2016 (new edit. 2017)

Language: English

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Trapped in a post-apocalyptic Highland village, city journalist Carl Shewan struggles to cope with the death of the only other person who knows the truth behind his brutal new reality.

As a new order assert itself among the survivors, Carl’s relationship with the mother of his unborn child, and with the wider community, comes under increasing strain until a local gamekeeper offers him an alternative to guilt and alienation.

Set in a near-future Scotland, Lie of the Land dissects the psyche of the outsider and questions how far the state will go to preserve an ordered society.

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Dimensions 13 × 2.2 × 19.9 cm

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