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In Another Light book. The writing is excellent and Greig brings both very different locations to life
In Another Light book. Two small, confined communities in which established connections. The writing is excellent and Greig brings both very different locations to life. The contrasts between the wild, windswept cold of an Orkney winter and the tropical heat and sudden rains of Penang are vivid and beautifully described. Each society is a small, enclosed one – Orkney by virtue of its island remoteness, and Penang where the colonials remain a separate group within the wider population – and each is a place where secrets are hard to keep, where everyone knows everyone else's business.
Tessa Hadley on Andrew Greig's In Another Light, a son's pilgrimage back to his father's time in Penang
Tessa Hadley on Andrew Greig's In Another Light, a son's pilgrimage back to his father's time in Penang. In his fifth novel, Andrew Greig juxtaposes the present-day narrative of Eddie Mackay, recovering from a major brain operation and wrestling with awareness of his mortality, with the narrative of his father Sandy's journey to Penang as a young doctor in the 1920s. In Eddie's present, this Penang period of his father's life is something he knows next to nothing about: Eddie is the child of Sandy's middle age, after his return to Scotland.
Andrew Greig is the author of six books of poetry, two mountaineering books; two non-fiction books and six novels. He has been shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize, and won the Saltire and the Scottish Book of the Year awards. He lives in Orkney and Edinburgh with his wife, the novelist Lesley Glaister.
In Another Light is the fifth novel by Scottish writer Andrew Greig. It won the 2004 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award, and was nominated in 2006 for the International Dublin Literary Award. The novel alternates between present-day Orkney and the 1930s in the dying days of the British Empire in Penang, British Malaya in South East Asia. After a near-fatal illness, Edward Mackay decides to find out more about his late father's mysterious past.
Andrew Greig is a poet and novelist. He has published six volumes of poetry (Bloodaxe) and four novels, the most recent of which, That Summer, brought him to a wide readership
Andrew Greig is a poet and novelist. He has published six volumes of poetry (Bloodaxe) and four novels, the most recent of which, That Summer, brought him to a wide readership. He was born in Bannockburn in Scotland and educated at the University of Edinburgh. item 1 In Another Light by Greig, Andrew 0753820072 The Cheap Fast Free Post -In Another Light by Greig, Andrew 0753820072 The Cheap Fast Free Post. item 2 In Another Light by Greig, Andrew 0753820072 The Cheap Fast Free Post -In Another Light by Greig, Andrew 0753820072 The Cheap Fast Free Post.
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In Another Light is about the imminence of death. Andrew Greig's mind has been concentrated by his own recent near-death experience, and in his fifth novel he has chosen as his central character Eddie MacKay, a sensitive but defensive Scot. Following the death of his father and his own near-fatal brain operation, Eddie has taken a temporary position on a renewable-energy project in Orkney. Although 70 years and half a world separate them, Greig succeeds in making the strands weave in and out with considerable grace, though he loses it somewhat towards the end when he inserts an unnecessary twist in the tail.
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