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Hame by Annalena McAfee
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Sep 12, 2017 | 592 Pages
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Praise

Hame is transportive and immersive.” —Financial Times

“A remarkable performance. . . . Reflect[s] on the past and present state of Scottish literary and political culture.” —The Scotsman

“Indubitable charm. . . . Clever and provocative.” —The Guardian
 
“Intricately spun. . . . This searching and eloquent novel muses on identity, love and belonging.” —Mail on Sunday

“Richly textured. . . . The emotional complexity of the writing matches the landscape of the island and its surroundings.” —Literary Review

“An impressive achievement. . . . Shines a light on an artistic scene which produced some of Scotland’s greatest poets of the last century.” —Evening Standard

“There are joyful winks and allusions everywhere. . . . ‘Hame’ isn’t so much where you’re born, as where you hing yer bunnet.” —Daily Telegraph

“Bristling with life and passion and wit.” —The Herald

“A hugely entertaining, roller-coaster of a ride through poetry and language.” —The Irish Times

“I was knocked out by this novel. It is rich and layered, passionate and sly.” —James Magnuson, author of Famous Writers I Have Known

“This is story-telling of the highest ingenuity, brimming with whimsy, wit, erudition, and beautiful sentences. Brilliant and irresistible.” —Christopher Buckley, author of The Relic Master

“I enjoyed it immensely. I laughed a lot. The character of Fascaray, its people and history, its weather and sea, and of Grigor and his glorious translations, all are imagined with such great verve and humor and originality, I couldn’t put it down, or not for very long. . . . Wonderful novel.” —Patrick McGrath, author of Constance

“Prodigiously imagined.” —Library Journal

“McAfee’s achievement is considerable as she creates an enjoyable Scotch brew of the real and the unreal and addresses matters of identity and self-invention, the precarious nature of minority languages, and the idea of home.” —Booklist

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