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Malachy Tallack - The Valley at the Centre of the World Launch

Thursday 3rd May 19:00 at Glasgow - Sauchiehall Street

"The Valley at the Centre of the World" - The debut novel from the award-winning author of 60 Degrees North and The Undiscovered Islands, about love and grief, family and inheritance, tradition and rapid change.

Shetland: a place of sheep and soil, of harsh weather, close ties and an age-old way of life. A place where David has lived all his life, like his father and grandfather before him, but where he abides only in the present moment. A place where Sandy, a newcomer but already a crofter, may have finally found a home. A place that Alice has fled to after the death of her husband.

But times do change. Island inhabitants die, or move away, and David worries that no young families will take over the chain of... stories and care that this valley has always needed, while others wonder if it was ever truly theirs to join. In the wind and sun and storms from the Atlantic, these islanders must decide: what is left of us when the day's work is done, the children grown, and all our choices have been made?

Set against the rugged west coast of Shetland, in a community faced with extinction, The Valley at the Centre of the World is a is a story about community and isolation, about what is passed down, and what is lost between the cracks.

Tickets are £3, with the cost redeemable against the book if you purchase a copy on the night. They can be purchased with the link below.

Further details: 0141 332 9105

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