West Coast

West Coast by Kate Muir
Authors
Kate Muir
ISBN
9780755334063
Published
Released
01 / 12 / 2009
Binding
Paperback
Pages
320
Dimensions
155 x 234 x 25mm

London, 2000 Fergus MacFarlane is a celebrated and celebrity Brit Art photographer partying in the heat of Noughties London. One night he returns to his beautiful house and his beautiful wife to discover ugly cracks in his life: he's falling apart, sleeping around and selling out. His past and his present are catching up with him. Who is he really? How did he get here? Scotland, 1978 Fergus is eight when his fisherman father drowns off the West Coast of Scotland. He is left in a damp tenement with his mother - and her resentment. The worst of the Seventies has hit the port of Burnoch: Leo Sayer, shagpile carpet, and Irn Bru for breakfast. In the wild landscape, Fergus searches for horizons beyond the narrow ones of the town and a way out. Follow Fergus from scabby-kneed schoolboy to ambitious artist, from a squat to a mansion, from rent boys to an aristocratic marriage, from Hebridean islands to Hoxton galleries, from Presbyterianism to hedonism. It's a journey through tragedy and comedy, haggis and sushi. Why did Fergus run from his past? And how does he get back?
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London, 2000 Fergus MacFarlane is a celebrated and celebrity Brit Art photographer partying in the heat of Noughties London. One night he returns to his beautiful house and his beautiful wife to discover ugly cracks in his life: he's falling apart, sleeping around and selling out. His past and his present are catching up with him. Who is he really? How did he get here? Scotland, 1978 Fergus is eight when his fisherman father drowns off the West Coast of Scotland. He is left in a damp tenement with his mother - and her resentment. The worst of the Seventies has hit the port of Burnoch: Leo Sayer, shagpile carpet, and Irn Bru for breakfast. In the wild landscape, Fergus searches for horizons beyond the narrow ones of the town and a way out. Follow Fergus from scabby-kneed schoolboy to ambitious artist, from a squat to a mansion, from rent boys to an aristocratic marriage, from Hebridean islands to Hoxton galleries, from Presbyterianism to hedonism. It's a journey through tragedy and comedy, haggis and sushi. Why did Fergus run from his past? And how does he get back?
ISBN:
9780755334063
Publication Date:
01 / 12 / 2009
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
155 x 234 x 25mm

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