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A Book Of Death And Fish


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Ian Stephen is a writer, storyteller, artist and sailor from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. His prose, poetry and drama have been published around the world and garnered several awards, including the Robert Louis Stevenson Award. He was the first artist-in-residence at StAnza, Scotland's annual poetry festival.


"It is a Waterland for the Outer's a major landmark in fiction of the's a landmark in Scottish literature and contemporary fiction more broadly...makes cunning shifts into para-memoir, pseudo-biography, hints of the documentary, but it's always mobile, always moving. Line for line, the voice was so lively, so inventive, that I relished each paragraph ... Story within story, concentrically nested, or maybe hung like hooks on a line to catch the readers... It's a bright and vivid and true book, and a work of literature, unmistakably." - Robert Macfarlane.; "It's absorbing and riveting. There's not a single paragraph in A Book of Death and Fish when we are not engaged by the vigour and jump and insistence of his voice." - The Guardian.; "Stephen brings a contained concentration and intensity to his chapters that is mesmerizing and true in a deeper way." - The Scotsman.; "Dense, compelling and wildly idiosyncratic, it's a novel that splits the form open like a fresh catch, glistening and raw and singing with the sea." - Kirsty Gunn.; "A Book Of Death And Fish may well take its place beside Moby-Dick...It will, I suspect, be one of those books I will not put down all my days." - Candia McWilliam; "A fine, far-reaching and and sensitive book." - Northwords Now.; "An excellent, enjoyable and engaging read." - Celtic Life.; "Ian Stephen has excavated the life and the places that he knows to write a big, sprawling kaleidoscopic and often brilliant book. It is an heir to Neil Gunn as well as to Kevin MacNeil's 'The Stornoway Way'." - Roger Hutchinson, West Highland Free Press.

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