Description - Cal by Bernard MacLaverty
Set in the Northern Ireland of the 1980 s, Cal tells the story of a young Catholic man living in a Protestant area. For Cal, some choices are devastatingly simple- he can work in an abattoir that nauseates him or join the dole queue; he can brood on his past or plan a future with Marcella. Springing out of the fear and violence of Ulster, Cal is a haunting love story that unfolds in a land where tenderness and innocence can only flicker briefly in the dark.
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(198mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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Author Biography - Bernard MacLaverty
Bernard MacLaverty lives in Glasgow. He has written five collections of stories and four novels, including Grace Notes which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award. His most recent story collection, Matters of Life and Death & Other Stories, was published in 2006. He has written versions of his fiction for other media - radio plays, television plays, screenplays - and wrote and directed the short film Bye Child which won a BAFTA award.