Over on Fictionophile there’s a lovely review of ‘The Barra Boy’, all the way from Nova Scotia, Canada!
Ewan Fraser, a London solicitor, is a lifelong bachelor in his fifties. One day, on his way to work he spies a familiar face at the station which prompts him to make an uncharacteristically spontaneous decision. He will return to the Hebridean island of Barra to seek closure for the summer of 1982. The summer, when he was only thirteen years old, that he was sent to Barra from his home city of Glasgow to stay with his aunt and uncle to spare him the trauma of watching his mother die.
Now, with brief notice to his co-workers, and his current girlfriend/partner, Lisa, he leaves immediately, before he has the chance to change his mind.Ewan arrives in Barra to find that the island is only slightly changed from that of his youth. With only the minimal of investigation he also finds his childhood friend, Laura Robertson.
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