Mick Little used to be a shipbuilder on the Glasgow yards. But as they closed one after another down the river, the search for work took him and his beloved wife Cathy to Australia, and back again, struggling for a living, longing for home. Thirty years later the yards are nearly all gone and Cathy is dead. And now Mick will have to find a new way to live: to get away, start again, and try to deal with the guilt he feels over her death. In his devastating new novel Ross Raisin brings vividly to life the story of an ordinary man caught between the loss of a great love and the hard edges of modern existence. Tracing Mick's journey from the Glasgow shipyards to the crowded, sweating kitchens of an airport hotel, to the streets and riversides of London, it is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.
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"If you start taking down all the things in the place that are fingered with memories, then that's the whole house emptied.",, 3 April 2015 This review is from: Waterline (Kindle Edition) Utterly ... Read full review
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A working-class Glaswegian widower starts to drown under the weight of his own sorrow.In his second novel, Raisin (Out Backward, 2008) explores work, family and grief. While this book is a less showy ... Read full review