By John Herdman
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John Herdman's masterpiece of the modern Scottish Gothic appears with a new introduction from the author.
Black humour and even blacker lives collide in a tale of love and murder on an old Scottish Borders family estate. In a grotesque story told from two consummately contrasting angles we find the arrogant genius, Frank, known as 'Superbo', and his hated, ponderous brother Hubert.
Raw and immoral, Imelda is a subtle 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 greatest living chronicler of the dark side, Imelda, first published in 1993 became an instant classic of Scottish letters.