The Sound of My Voice

The Sound of My Voice

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Morris Magellan is thirty-four years old and already two-thirds destroyed. By day he is an executive, after six and at weekends the husband of

an understanding wife and the father of two. At all times he is a music lover and a drunk.

Of the past he remembers only fear, and of the future he senses even greater terror to come; he is a man struggling from moment to moment

to salvage something of himself before that too slips from his grasp.

On one level The Sound of My Voice tells the story of an alcoholic: a frantic attempt by some inner voice to halt an apparent need for selfdestruction.

More generally it presents the conflict between modern man's cowardice and cruelty, and a desperate attempt to recover humanity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 15mm | 156g
  • Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New Edition
  • 1846974224
  • 9781846974229
  • 589,279

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'One of the best books I have ever read' -- Philipa Coughlin * Nudge Books * 'Compulsively readable . . . a cleverly orchestrated unique work of fiction' * Herald * 'Genuinely subversive, Butlin's book is a stylistic triumph. A major novel' -- Irvine Welsh 'Playful, haunting and moving, this is writing of the highest quality' -- Ian Rankin
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About Ron Butlin

Ron Butlin is an award-winning poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer children's author and librettist whose works have been translated into many languages. He regularly gives creative writing workshops in schools, and was Edinburgh Makar from 2008 to 2014.
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231 ratings
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