THE GREAT EDGE brings together lives – ancient and modern – on the northern plateau where Scotland stops and starts, where history and myth fuel everyday reality, and where nothing is as it seems. When an archaeologist comes to Caithness to research an early Christian chapel, she must reckon with a crisis that is global and contemporary as well as local and ancient. Adopted by Fracher, a retired roughneck and local fisherman, Mags is spun into a galaxy of characters and events that force her to a profound understanding of the relationship between Past, Present and Future. Meanwhile, in 21st-century Atomic City, the decommissioning of a national nuclear icon brings several dreams to an end.
GEORGE GUNN is a writer whose work is rooted in, though never limited by, his native Caithness in the Scottish Highlands. Born in 1956, he cannot remember a time when he did not write. Working offshore as a young man he lived in Edinburgh, serving his writing apprenticeship with encouragement from Scottish mentors like Hamish Henderson, Angus Calder, and David Morrison in Wick. Since then, he has produced nine published collections of poetry, and over 50 plays produced for stage or radio.
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