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The Long Delirious Burning Blue

Sharon Blackie
Format: Paperback
Publisher: September Publishing
Published: April 11, 2024
ISBN: 9781914613463
396 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


Cat Munro – who has never taken a day off in her working life – quits her corporate job and starts flying lessons in a small plane over the Arizona desert, confronting her fear not only of death, but of life. Her mother, Laura, moves back to the Scottish village where she spent the first years of her marriage to Cat’s abusive father. Though they are apart, the past connects mother and daughter, haunts them, binds them.

From the excoriating heat of the Arizona desert to the misty flow of a Highland sea-loch, Sharon Blackie’s soaring first novel presents us with the transformative power of landscape, and of storytelling, in women’s lives.

Above all, The Long Delirious Burning Blue is a story of courage, endurance and redemption.

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