Archie has lived on a small island off the Scottish coast his entire life. After decades without a job and without a break from his selfish wife, Archie packs his bag and leaves to find the hole where the North Wind originates, as the old stories claim. He meets many strange and wonderful characters along the way, including the beautiful deaf Jewel, Yukon Joe and Sergio the expert potato-peeler. Seeking to find his way in the world, and driven by the ancient stories he grew up with on the island, Archie faces many dangers in his quest for knowledge.
Author Angus Peter Campbell was been nominated for the Creative Scotland Award for Literature in 2012, an award that he has previously won in 2002. Campbell is also winner of the 2001 Bardic Crown for Gaelic Poetry.
|Title||Archie and the North Wind|
|Author||Angus Peter Campbell|
Angus Peter Campbell lives in Skye, and has previously published a number of works in Gaelic. In 2001, he was awarded the Bardic Crown for Gaelic Poetry, as well as the Creative Scotland Award. His Gaelic novel An oidhche mus do sheol sinn (The Night Before We Sailed) was included in The List 100 Best Scottish Books of All Time. As well as being an author, Campbell has also worked in newspapers, radio and film, with a leading role in the Gaelic language feature film, Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle
|Back Cover Text||Archie genuinely believes the old legends he was told as a child. Growing up on a small island of the Scottish coast and sheltered from the rest of the world, despite all the knowledge he gains as an adult, he still believes in the underlying truth of these stories. After years of unemployment, to escape his selfish wife and to stop the North Wind from blowing so harshly in winter, Archie leaves home to find the hole where the North Wind originates. Funny, original and very moving, Archie and the North Wind demonstrates the raw power of storytelling.|
'A major new novel from the author of one of the '100 Best Scottish Books of All Time'
'A vitally important writer...' - NEW STATESMAN
|BIC Subject||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)|
|BISAC Subject||FICTION / General|