Hy Brasil

Publisher: Canongate Books Release date: 2002-12-06

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An "e;ingenious, gripping, thoughtful' novel of island adventure and psychological depth by the acclaimed author of The Sea Road (Boyd Tonkin, Independent, UK).After fraudulently winning a writing competition, Sidony Redruth is sent by her editor to write the first-ever travel book on Hy Brasil, a near-mythical island somewhere in the Atlantic whose very existence has been a matter of debate as late as the nineteenth century.Inspired by islands real and imagined-from the Hebrides to Atlantis-Elphinstone's plot takes Hy Brasil as its starting point, throws in some old-fashioned piracy, a lost treasure, modern-day drug smuggling, political intrigue, an active volcano and a tragic love affair. Told through Sidony's notes for her book, Hy Brasil has all the elements of an adult adventure story, but it is also a contemporary thriller with literary influences ranging from The Tempest and Treasure Island to Moby-Dick."e;Every other page, it seems, is gilded with erudite detail, bringing the saga templates to life...It's a refreshing delight to read a novel of such extremely high caliber which interweaves mythical, magical and historical...Elphinstone is a worthy successor to writers like Linklater and Mackay Brown, developing their themes in the new century with a voice which is distinctly her own."e;-The Herald, UK

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Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Canongate Books

Type: EPub

Pages: 449

ISBN: 9780857860590

Additional Information

Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Canongate Books

Type: EPub

Pages: 449

ISBN: 9780857860590

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