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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407063843
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

These Demented Lands




'Alan Warner has a gift greater than the gift of telling a story. He can make what he chooses to tell us seem like a story we were waiting to hear' - Adam Mars-Jones, Observer

'A sequel to his acclaimed début Morvern Callar, These Demented Lands, confirms that Alan Warner boasts an extravagant talent... This novel is set on a Scottish island that contains a variety of weird landmarks and an hallucinogenic cast of characters - including a DJ who wants to set up the rave to end all raves, a visitor whose job is to assess candidates for sainthood and the wonderfully unfazed heroine, Morvern Callar' - Harry Ritchie, Mail on SundayA powerful, hilarious and original novel about the intersection of lives in the rough and ready communities and wild landscapes of the Scottish Highlands.

  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407063843
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the author

Alan Warner

Alan Warner is the author of eight novels: Morvern Callar, These Demented Lands, The Sopranos, The Man Who Walks, The Worms Can Carry Me to Heaven, The Stars in the Bright Sky, which was longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, The Deadman's Pedal and Their Lips Talk of Mischief. He is Writer in Residence at Edinburgh University.

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Praise for These Demented Lands

A moving evocation of post- apocalyptic rave culture in the West Highlands of contemporary Scotland

Independent on Sunday

An ambitious and imaginative novel with passages of striking lyricism

Sunday Times

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