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by Ewan Morrison

eBook Close Your Eyes download ISBN: 0224096230
Author: Ewan Morrison
Publisher: Jonathan Cape (September 10, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 272
ePub: 1740 kb
Fb2: 1448 kb
Rating: 4.3
Other formats: lrf azw mobi lit
Category: Literature

Close Your Eyes book. Close Your Eyes is a powerful novel, exploring the eternal bonds of maternal love.

Close Your Eyes book. Evoking the spirit of the 60s and 70s in its gentle, lyrical passion, it tells the secret history of a revolutionary social experiment, and, with unflinching honesty, depicts the impacts, both good and bad, that it had on its children.

the novel is beautifully set to a soundtrack of Rowan’s childhood. Times Literary Supplement). An insightful tale of a brave new world revisited.

Close Your Eyes is an astonishing book. It manages to be both clear-eyed and harsh, compassionate and just. Ewan Morrison is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories, winning a Scottish Arts Council Award in 2005. It takes us right to the heart of the turbulent social changes that defined our last quarter century and it is a revealing, honest, searing novel about mothers and children, about what it means to be part of a family.

Close Your Eyes won Morrison the Scottish Book of the Year (SMIT) Fiction Prize in 2014 and brought him the Writer of the Year Award of the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards in 2012.

Close Your Eyes won Morrison the Scottish Book of the Year (SMIT) Fiction Prize in 2014 and brought him the Writer of the Year Award of the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards in 2012 Tales from the Mall.

Morrison's novel acts as a primer for pronouns. That the main character, Rowan, should narrate her story in the second person seems, briefly, one of those potentially annoying conceits that novelists sometimes impose on themselves, just to stretch their writerly muscles. Intense and brilliantly sustained, this is a powerful, moving exploration of New Age life.

JAMES FREY Morrison was the winner of the Scottish Book of the Year (SMIT) Fiction.

author of A MILLION LITTLE PIECES. Ewan’s seventh and most ambitious book of fiction - NINA X - published by Fleet an imprint of Little Brown, won Scotland's most prestigious literary prize - the Saltire Society Scottish Fiction Book of the Year, 2019. The novel tells of the life of an extraordinary young woman who is raised from birth in ‘ideological purity’ in a cult and then escapes into our modern world. Morrison was the winner of the Scottish Book of the Year (SMIT) Fiction Prize in 2013 for his novel CLOSE YOUR EYES, and of the Glenfiddich Scottish Writer of the Year award in 2012.

Closing your eyes becomes a moving trope. It's the sleep that Rowan desperately seeks for herself and her child, and the state in which her mother takes her on long drives to protest marches against Polaris and Dounreay, listening intently to folk and Beatles songs in the back seat.

In 1981 a mother abandoned her child and drove into the night, never to return. Her disappearance was reported in the press as a fatal road accident. Her body was never found.Thirty years later, Rowan has a child of her own. Afflicted by post-natal depression, she is convinced that she'll hurt her daughter unless she unpicks the mystery of her past, buried deep within a commune in the remote highlands of Scotland. Leaving her young family and life in London, she returns to her childhood home to find a failed utopia shrouded in secrecy. And there, with a looming cult leader, among the rites and rituals, the sacraments and ceremonies, is a single postcard dated a week after her mother's death. As she draws ever closer to the truth about her mother, she fears she might lose even herself.Close Your Eyes is a powerful novel, exploring the eternal bonds of maternal love. Evoking the spirit of the 60s and 70s in its gentle, lyrical passion, it tells the secret history of a revolutionary social experiment, and, with unflinching honesty, depicts the impacts, both good and bad, that it had on its children.