Naming the Bones

Naming the Bones

Book - 2010
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University of Glasgow English professor Murray Watson has attained the year-long sabbatical he always wanted, during which he can write a biography of little-known poet Archie Lunan, who died three decades before in a sailing accident. But as he doggedly researches Archie and learns little, he comes to realize that his own life is also amounting to very little. He's estranged from his only family, his brother. He's spending too much time in Glasgow's dingiest pubs. Rachel, his department chair's wife, has ended their affair. And Archie, beyond being a manic drunk, remains a cipher. So Murray travels to Lismore, the island where Archie met his end. There, he finds some answers, at least about Archie's brief life.
Publisher: New York : Felony & Mayhem Press, ©2010
ISBN: 9781934609668
Branch Call Number: WELSH
Characteristics: 370 p. ; 19 cm

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WomanOfMystery
Feb 16, 2012

This is a lovely moody read. The mystery was not that hard to figure out but you stay for the characters.

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cheadlebeagle
Oct 06, 2011

A very interesting and well written literary thrillier. I really enjoyed it.

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