Visiting the Bard and Other Stories

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Polygon, 2003 - Fiction - 182 pages
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The astonishing range and scope of Alasdair Campbell's writing is highlighted in this collection of short stories set in Lewis. Funny, often tragic and poignant, always acutely observed and with an astonishing sense of character and skill at dialogue, these stories show the skill of a writer at the peak of his powers. From the snatched encounter of "The Odour of Corruption", through the humor of the "Sisters" to the deeply moving symbolism of the "The Lost Sheep", the author's artful evocation of people and the human world holds a universal appeal that transcends their island surroundings.

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Contents

The Oilman and the Uncles
1
As This Leaves Me
41
Sisters
91
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Alasdair Campbell, born in Ness, Lewis and educated at the Nicolson Institute and Aberdeen University, has worked on oil rigs for many years and more recently been a Writer in Residence at Sabhal Mor Ostaig in Skye. He is a noted Gaelic writer and his creative work has also been broadcast in English. He is also the author of The Nessman, for which he won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award. He currently lives in Ness.

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