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But N Ben A-Go-Go

But N Ben A-Go-Go

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The year is 2090. Global flooding has left most of Scotland under water. The descendants of those who survived God’s Flood live in a community of floating island parishes, known collectively as Port.

Set in a distinctly unbonnie future-Scotland, the novel’s dangerous atmosphere and psychologically-malkied characters weave a tale that both chills and intrigues. In But n Ben A-Go-Go Matthew Fitt takes the allegedly dead language of Scots and energises it with a narrative that crackles and fizzes with life.
Title But N Ben A-Go-Go
Author Matthew Fitt
ISBN 9781905222049
Binding Paperback
Author Bio MATTHEW FITT was born in Dundee in 1968. He graduated from Edinburgh University in 1990 and, between 1995 and 1997, held the Brownsbank Fellowship, residing alongside ghosts and wallydugs at the former home of Hugh MacDiarmid. Author of the scandalous ‘Kate O’Shanter’s Tale’, his poetry and short stories have been published widely. But n Ben A-Go-Go is his first novel. He lives in the south of Scotland with his wife Mirka.
Reviews 'Matthew Fitt will do for prose in Scots what Hugh MacDiarmid did for poetry in Scots' JAMES ROBERTSON, EDINURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL 2000 'a cracker' GERALDINE BRENNAN, TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT 'going where no man has gone before' STEPHEN NAYSMITH, THE HERALD 'After an initial shock, readers of this sprightly and imaginative tale will begin to relish its verbal impetus, where a standard Lallans, laced with bits of Dundonian and Aberdonian, is stretched and skelped to meet the demands of cyberjannies and virtual hoorhooses ... I recommend an entertaining and groundbreaking book.' EDWIN MORGAN
BIC Subject Science fiction
BISAC Subject FICTION / General
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