Extracts from this extraordinary novel, set in Glasgow and beyond. MacDonald's main character Farquhar McLay leads a traumatised existence beneath the streets of the city, seeking solace in the hills and countryside. Farquhar's skewed view of life is by turns bewildering, moving and hilarious.
Hamish MacDonald is the author of Skeleton, a collection of poems and short fiction. He is also a stand-up comedian, sketch-writer, scriptwriter, playwright and actor. He wrote and performed in Redcoats, Turncoats and Petticoats at the 1998 Highland Festival and The Captain's Collection at the 1999 Highland Festival.