Naming the Bones

Naming the Bones

Book - 2010
Average Rating:
Rate this:
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


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Feb 16, 2012

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

Oct 06, 2011

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

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SL

To Top