Of Stone and Sky
Novel set in the Highlands of Scotland
Awarded Book of the Year by The Bookmark Book Festival
Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize
After shepherd Colvin Munro disappears, a mysterious trail of his twelve possessions leads into the Cairngorm mountains. His foster sister Mo and prodigal brother Sorley are driven to discover the forces that led to his disappearance. As a former church minister and current owner of the Ferryman Inn, Mo thinks she knows everyone’s story: Colvin’s Traveller mother, alcoholic war-scarred father, Bolivian wife, musician daughter, bird-obsessed son, his friends and foes. Sorley, returning home from his life in the City, brings unsettling revelations.
The story circles out to embrace the entire community, its history and the landscape that shapes them. Spanning almost a century, the novel is a paean to the connections between people, their land and way of life. A profound mystery, a political manifesto, and a passionate story of love, loss and redemption, it is shot through with wisdom and humour.
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Formats available: Hardback, Paperback, Ebook
First published: 04/05/20
Published: Polygon Books
‘It’s a gorgeous, poetic story full of big themes: love, grief, ecology, politics, history and community.’
‘This special book gives, and then keeps on giving.’
John Dempster, Inverness Courier
"A rich stew of a novel, one with a Victorian complexity of plot, a family saga which is also a socio-economic survey of Highland history ... a considerable achievement."
Allan Massie, The Scotsman
"An enthralling mystery, family saga and Sunset Song-esque ode to the land."