My Epileptic Lurcher

My Epileptic Lurcher


Des Dillon

ISBN: 9781906307226

Binding: hardback

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Manny Riley is a recovering alcoholic and struggling scriptwriter with a serious anger management problem. Lately, though, things have started to change for the better. A happy marriage, a move away from Glasgow to an idyllic seaside village and the adoption of Bailey, a lurcher with epilepsy. He'll soon find that these things only open up a whole new world of problems he'll have to face up to. And he has to do it all without losing his temper.


Written in a vernacular style that is raw, immediate and affecting, My Epileptic Lurcher vividly evokes the vibrant, Scots-Irish storytelling tradition from which Dillon emerged.  The Big Issue

A tale about the wonder of all those things that only at first glance appear to be small, this novel is a valuable and welcome reminder of the importance of that second look.  The Stirling Observer

Dillon has enjoyed a great deal of success in his writing career so far, but something tells me that this book will reach more people, and touch them more deeply, than any of his works to date.  The Herald


Des Dillon was born and brought up in Coatbridge. He is a poet, short story writer, novelist and dramatist writing for radio, stage, television and film. He has had several of his books adapted for film and television. He was writer in residence at Castlemilk 1998-2000, and has worked as a teacher of English, a creative writing tutor, and as a TV scriptwriter. His novels have been translated into Russian and Italian. He now lives in Galloway.