Andrew O’Hagan’s novel is a rich story of war, homecoming and families, a confirmation of the idea that there is no such thing as an ordinary life.
Andrew O’Hagan’s tale of a priest in a strange land is a brilliantly moving story of art and politics, love and change, and the way we live now.
When an English priest takes over a small Scottish parish, not everyone is ready to accept him. He makes friends with two local youths, Mark and Lisa, and clashes with a world he can barely understand. The town seems to grow darker each night. Fate comes calling, and before the summer is out his quiet life is the focus of public hysteria. Meanwhile a religious war is unfolding on his doorstep…
About the AuthorAndrew O'Hagan is one of the most exciting and well-respected chroniclers of contemporary Britain.