Dirt Road

Dirt Road Hardback

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AUTHOR: James Kelman
PUBLISHED: 14th July 2016
ISBN: 9781782118220

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Murdo, a teenager obsessed with music, dreams of a life beyond his Scottish island home. His dad Tom has recently lost his wife and stumbles towards the future, terrified of losing control of what remains of his family life

Both are in search of something as they set out on an expedition into the American South.

As they travel they encounter a new world and we discover whether the hopes of youth can conquer the fears of age.

Dirt Road is a major novel exploring the brevity of life, the agonising demands of love and the lure of the open road. It is also a beautiful book about the power of music and all that it can offer.
'<i>Dirt Road </i>is brilliant . . . a deeply moving and exciting novel', RODDY DOYLE
'Kelman in the American South, with a zydeco lilt, proves irresistible - a thrilling return from one of our most essential novelists', KEVIN BARRY
'In writing as pure as this, language becomes the very bones and meat of the characters. I am not transported by these sentences into Murdo's world; I am Murdo', ROSS RAISIN
'Strange and beautiful . . . Kelman gives us visceral vernacular, Joycean stream of consciousness, wry humor, old resentments and painful memories, all in counterpoint to the music on and off stage . . . A celebration of what it is to be human', Spectator
'Beautiful. <i>Dirt Road</i> is about coming of age, grief and the folk music of the American deep south', Daily Telegraph

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