White Male Heart

White Male Heart

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In the magnificent wilderness that is the Scottish Highlands, Aaron and Hugh have been friends for as long as they can remember, bound by a shared affinity for their surroundings and an increasing sense of alienation from the remote, close-knit community that is their home. But when a young woman - fleeing life in the city and a broken love affair - moves to the area, the ties that bind the boys are slowly, irrevocably stretched to near-breaking point. And as the strain on Aaron and Hugh's friendship builds, so the violence that is endemic in the land begins to infect them both. Driven to the very edge of reason, they turn on their world to vent their frustration and anger and hurt in the only way they know, embarking on a spree of quite horrific destruction...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 28mm | 281.23g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0552999016
  • 9780552999014

About Ruaridh Nicoll

Ruaridh Nicoll was born in Arbroath, Angus, in 1969 and raised in the Highland county of Sutherland. An award-winning journalist, he served as the Observer's US correspondent and the Guardian's Southern Africa correspondent. His first novel was the critically acclaimed WHITE MALE HEART. He lives in Edinburgh.show more

Review quote

"'He has a novelist's eye for the beauty of the landscape and the shape of its contours. His descriptions...are elegiac in their intensity, and he has a sureness of touch which comes from a real understanding of the countryside...this is a novel of startling originality, an absorbing psychological thriller as well as a deft portrayal of friendship and betrayal. Nicoll writes fluently and well'" -- Magnus linklater * The Times * "'Spectacular, page-turning...sweeping and assured'" * Scotland on Sunday * "'A novel of startling originality, an absorbing psychological thriller as well as a deft portrayal of friendship and betrayal'" * The Times * "'Eerily impressive...Nicoll produces prose both rhapsodically beautiful and red in tooth and claw, marking out this modern gothic tale'" * The Sunday Times * "'Will leave you breathless. This is a bleak novel whose tensions build flawlessly into a shocking denouement'" * Literary Review *show more

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