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Burning down George Orwell's house
Burning down George Orwell's house
Ervin, Andrew2015
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"Ray Welter, who was until recently a high-flying advertising executive in Chicago, has left the world of newspeak behind. He decamps to the isolated Scottish Isle of Jura in order to spend a few months in the cottage where George Orwell wrote most of his seminal novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ray is miserable, and quite prepared to make his troubles go away with the help of copious quantities of excellent scotch. But a few of the local islanders take a decidedly shallow view of a foreigner coming to visit in order to sort himself out, and Ray quickly finds himself having to deal with not only his own issues but also a community whose eccentricities are at times amusing and at others downright dangerous. Also, the locals believe or claim to believe that there's a werewolf about, and against his better judgment, Ray's misadventures build to the night of a traditional, boozy werewolf hunt on the Isle of Jura on the summer solstice"--Provided by publisher.
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Imprint:
New York, NY : Soho Press, [2015]©2015.
Collation:
272 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN:
9781616954949 (hardback)
Dewey class:
813.6
Language:
English
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Hampton LibraryAdult FictionERVIAvailable
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