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Welshman Huw Lloyd Jones’ life seems perfect: he teaches Creative Writing at a charming college in the American South, and is happy with Miranda, his beautiful wife. But then he discovers that his despotic boss, Frida Shamburger, has it in for him, and Miranda’s love is more tenuous than he supposed. Huw must fight to save his job and marriage. But can a middle-aged white man survive in the woke jungle of academia? And with a manipulative psychiatrist and a women’s empowerment guru encouraging Miranda to be more independent, can the couple’s love prevail?
‘In Our Parent Who Art in Heaven, Powell has penned what may be the anti-woke campus novel of our times, a rollicking satire equal to the wittiest and most keenly observed of Tom Sharpe and Evelyn Waugh.‘ David Joiner, author of Lotusland
Garry Craig Powell was educated at Cambridge University, and taught Creative Writing for many years at an American university. His story collection, Stoning the Devil (Skylight, 2012), was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award in 2013. He lives in northern Portugal
Length: 272 pp.
In 1719 a battalion of Spanish soldiers landed on the west coast of Scotland. They were all that survived of the Spanish Armada’s last, failed invasion of Britain.
Thoroughly researched, R P Carruthers has produced a riveting historical novel that fully captures the harsh and turbulent era when Scottish Jacobites in alliance with Spain rose against the English Crown.
The Tide Also Takes is a story of adventure, war, intrigue, love and betrayal. It brings to vivid life the destruction of Eilean Donan Castle, the battle of Glenshiel, and, at the novel’s very heart, the extraordinary and unexpected love affair between a Spanish officer and the wife of a local laird.
Based partly on a Gaelic folk tale as well as historic record, and reflecting moral dilemmas that are universal as they are timeless, The Tide Also Takes contains twists and turns that will keep the reader gripped to the very last page.
R P Carruthers is a visual artist and writer living on the Isle of Skye. He partly grew up in South America and for fifteen years lived in Spain. This makes him bilingual and well placed to write a novel that encompasses both the history of Scotland and of Spain.
Length 350 pp