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Summary

Hame, n. Scottish form of 'home': a valued place regarded as a refuge or place of origin.

In the wake of the breakdown of her relationship, Mhairi McPhail dismantles her life in New York and moves with her nine-year-old daughter, Agnes, to the remote Scottish island of Fascaray. Mhairi has been commissioned to write a biography of the late Bard of Fascaray, Grigor McWatt, a cantankerous poet with an international reputation.

But who was Grigor McWatt? Details of his past - his tough childhood and his war years as a commando - are elusive, and there is evidence of a mysterious love affair which Mhairi is determined to investigate. As she struggles to adapt to her new life and put her own troubled past behind her, Mhairi begins to unearth the astonishing secret history of the poet regarded by many as the custodian of Fascaray's - and Scotland's - soul.

A dazzling kaleidoscope of a novel, Hame layers extracts from Mhairi's journal, Grigor's letters and poems and his evocative writing about the island into a compelling narrative that explores identity, love and the universal quest for home.

©2017 Annalena McAfee (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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One day I will visit Fascaray

I was sucked into the story of this myth of a poet. Such a great escape.

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Tried three times to listen to it

I really couldn't get into this book but could get past the first 3 chapters. I just found it really boring and difficult to listen to