ISBN 9780141188409 | 336 pages | 18 Dec 2007 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Scotland's favorite modern novel"His three great novels have the impetus and music of mountain burns in full spate."
Sunset Song is the first volume in Gibbon's revered trilogy, A Scot's Quair. In it, he chronicles the life of young Chris Guthrie. Living in the harsh landscape of northern Scotland, she is torn between her passion for the land, duty to her family, and love of books. When her mother kills herself and her two youngest children, Chris and her father are left to run the farm on their own. But everything changes once more as the First World War begins. Infused with local vernacular, Sunset Song is a poignant and intense portrait of Scottish life in the early twentieth century.
-The Observer (London)