The Summer of ‘78
About this book:
Colin Quinn spent the summer of 1978 with his uncle, Ruairidh Gillies, on South Uist. While the world at large and many in the islands watch football in Argentina – didn’t Ally MacLeod say Scotland would win the World Cup ‘nae bother’? – two ‘Barra’ men deepen their relationship. Throughout these intense summer days and weeks, of almost forty years ago, we share the main characters’ growing intimacy and mutual understanding at joyful times and while facing some major challenges.
In their company we enjoy the pristine beauty of the southern isles and feel the wrath of the elements when their mood changes.
About the author:
Martin MacIntyre was born in 1965 to a South Uist father and Glaswegian mother. He was brought up in Lenzie, and attended St. Aloysius’ College in Glasgow. In 1988 he graduated from the University of Aberdeen in medicine, and between 1990 and 1992 he attained qualifications in Business and Gàidhealtachd Studies at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.
Martin divides his work-time between medicine, writing and storytelling. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife Annmarie and two children Sorcha and Iain Finlay.