Sunset Song
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Sunset Song

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALI SMITH

Young Chris Guthrie lives a brutal life in the harsh landscape of northern Scotland, torn between her passion for the land, duty to her family and her love of books. When her mother, broken by repeated childbirths, takes her own life and poisons her two youngest children, Chris is left with her father to run the farm on her own. Soon she is alone, and for the first time can choose how to spend her life. But as the First World War begins, everything changes, and the young men leave Scotland for battle. The first in Gibbon's classic trilogy A Scot's Quair, Sunset Song is infused with local vernacular, and innovatively blends Scots and English in an intense description of Scottish life in the early twentieth century.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 247g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0141188405
  • 9780141188409
  • 280,263

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"His three great novels have the impetus and music of mountain burns in full spate."
-The Observer (London)
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About Lewis Gibbon

Ali Smith is the author of Free Love and Other Stories, Like, Other Stories and Other Stories, Hotel World, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy, The First Person and Other Stories, There but for the, Artful, How to be both, Public library and other stories and Autumn. Hotel World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize and The Accidental was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Orange Prize. How to be both won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Folio Prize. Ali Smith lives in Cambridge.
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2,708 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 38% (1,033)
4 32% (863)
3 18% (481)
2 7% (202)
1 5% (129)
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