John Herdman's masterpiece of the modern Scottish Gothic appears in print, e-book and audio book with a new introduction from the author.
Raw and immoral, Imelda is a puzzle, mocking the reader in its quest for answers. Murder and madness this way lie―but who if anyone is to be believed in unpicking the deadly secrets behind the birth of cousin Imelda's child?
An assured masterpiece from Scotland's finest chronicler of the dark side, Imelda, first published in 1993 became an instant classic of Scottish letters.
A man asleep, Rubio is a doctor who flees Paris for the Egyptian desert. He escapes his back-biting colleagues, the proximity of his ex-wife, and the depressions that he diagnoses daily in his medical surgery.
And Paris hates Rubio too ...
The city is like a TV show that wants only to humiliate him, to grab the old fellow's neck and force him to shop.
The city is after him and Rubio is running for his life, running down a slope while memory rides behind, ever so gently applying the brakes.
Existentialist and full of sharp observation of Western values, Odium by Peter Burnett may be about depression, but it is a depression of a most scenic kind.