Night Visits (A Five Star Title)

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9781852428365: Night Visits (A Five Star Title)

"What makes the achievement special is the way in which warped adolescent yearning is interwoven with a very different and repressed yearning, that of Malcolm’s Aunt Fiona (who is) an archetype of inner corrosion and suffering."—Books in Scotland

Malcolm’s father dies, and the boy drifts into a fantasy world without pain or love. His aunt, meanwhile, has long been imprisoned in her own private rituals of fanaticism and terror. Together, they enter a hell of love perverted into pain and desire.

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Ron Butlin was born in 1949 in Edinburgh where he now lives. Having worked variously as a footman, a male model and a barnacle scraper on Thames barges, he has become one of Scotland's most acclaimed writers.

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'Handled with Butlin's skill and compassion, the dark material in Night Visits is anything but sensationalised. He is ever seeking to acquire and encourage understanding of even the most wretched souls.' Nicholas Royle, Time Out; 'The Sound of My Voice is the sound of a writer at the peak of his power, and one of the most inventive and daring novels ever to have come out of Scotland. Playful, haunting and moving, this is writing of the highest quality' Ian Rankin

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